expedite | expeditious | expeditiously

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done with speed and efficiency

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expeditious - quick

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Something ‘expeditious’ is characterized by a high degree of rapid efficiency. Therefore, to be ‘expeditious’ it is not enough for something to be completed quickly, it must also be done to a high standard. This formal word has positive connotations and is typically used in a professional context.

Synonyms swift,prompt,efficient
Antonyms sluggish,leisurely

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  1. Each member of staff received a bonus for our expeditious handling of the large order that came in last week.

  2. That company are known for their expeditiousness. It really is a superbly run organization.

  3. I’m going to ask Alex to review my report before submitting it. I know I can trust him to expeditiously remove any errors I might have made.

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