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ex·pe·di·tious

 (ĕk′spĭ-dĭsh′əs)
adj.
Acting or done with speed and efficiency. See Synonyms at fast1.

ex′pe·di′tious·ly adv.
ex′pe·di′tious·ness n.
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expeditious

(ˌɛkspɪˈdɪʃəs)
adj
characterized by or done with speed and efficiency; prompt; quick
ˌexpeˈditiously adv
ˌexpeˈditiousness n
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ex•pe•di•tious

(ˌɛk spɪˈdɪʃ əs)

adj.
characterized by promptness; quick.
[1590–1600; exped (ition) + -itious; compare Latin expedītus ready for action]
ex`pe•di′tious•ly, adv.
ex`pe•di′tious•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.expeditious - marked by speed and efficiency
efficient - being effective without wasting time or effort or expense; "an efficient production manager"; "efficient engines save gas"
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expeditious

adjective quick, fast, active, prompt, immediate, rapid, ready, alert, efficient, instant, swift, speedy, brisk, hasty, nimble, diligent the efficient and expeditious way in which he has conducted this business
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expeditious

adjective
1. Characterized by great celerity:
Informal: hell-for-leather.
Idiom: quick as a bunny.
2. Accomplished in very little time:
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Translations
سَريع العَمَل
effektivekspedithurtig
fljótur, greiîur

expeditious

[ˌekspɪˈdɪʃəs] ADJrápido, pronto
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expeditious

adjschnell, prompt
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expeditious

[ˌɛkspɪˈdɪʃəs] adj (frm) → spedito/a, sollecito/a
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expedite

(ˈekspidait) verb
to hasten or speed up (a work process etc).
ˌexpeˈditious (-ˈdiʃəs) adjective
quick (and efficient).
expeˈditiously adverb
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References in classic literature ?
The merchant, especially in a country of small commercial capital, is often under a necessity of keeping prices down in order to a more expeditious sale.
But the royal couriers have been more expeditious than you, and here are Monsieur de Flamarens and Monsieur de Chatillon, who bring me from Her Majesty the Queen Anne of Austria, the very latest intelligence."
In which Mr Ralph Nickleby is relieved, by a very expeditious Process, from all Commerce with his Relations
Having at length finished his laboured harangue, with which the audience, though it had greatly raised their attention and admiration, were not much edified, as they really understood not a single syllable of all he had said, he proceeded to business, which he was more expeditious in finishing, than he had been in beginning.
"Mine, however," replied Don Quixote, "is neither impossible nor absurd, but the easiest, the most reasonable, the readiest and most expeditious that could suggest itself to any projector's mind."
“We shall be safe in approaching the place now,” said Richard, while they dismounted and fastened their horses; “for I took a look with the glass, and saw John and Leather-Stocking in their canoe fishing before we left home, and Oliver is in the same pursuit; but these may be nothing but shams to blind our eye; so we will be expeditious, for it would not be pleasant to be caught here by them.”
Our coachman and horses are so extremely expeditious!I believe we drive faster than any body.
"Because a mistress is one of the cardinal's favorite means; he has not one that is more expeditious. A woman will sell you for ten pistoles, witness Delilah.
Otto Frank's trial had been expeditious. Found guilty by a jury notable for the business and professional men on it, the death sentence was passed upon him and he was removed to San Quentin for execution.
I soon became at least as expeditious and as skilful as either of the other boys.
I had hooked the ladder beautifully to the inner sill of wood, and had also let down the extended rod for the more expeditious removal of both on our return to terra firma.
It must be expeditious. Its pleadings will not bear to be stereotyped.