Definition of speedily in US English:



  • Quickly or promptly.

    ‘your claim will be dealt with as speedily as possible’
    • ‘Aid workers said law-and-order must be speedily restored to avert a humanitarian disaster.’
    • ‘Persistent young offenders were dealt with speedily, and victims were treated with proper consideration and given good support.’
    • ‘I will press for the investigation to be conducted speedily.’
    • ‘On the positive side the airport is developing speedily and we are well positioned as a gateway area.’
    • ‘To be fully effective, these drugs need to be given as speedily as possible to heart attack victims.’
    rapidly, swiftly, quickly, fast, post-haste, at speed, at full speed, at the speed of light, at full tilt, as fast as one's legs can carry one, at a gallop
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