Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Acting or done with speed and efficiency. See Synonyms at fast1.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Fast, prompt, speedy.
  • adj. Completed or done with efficiency and speed; facilitating speed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Possessed of, or characterized by, expedition, or efficiency and rapidity in action; performed with, or acting with, expedition; quick; having celerity; speedily.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Performed with celerity; quick; hasty; speedy: as, an expeditious march.
  • Nimble; active; swift; acting with celerity: as, an expeditious messenger or runner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. marked by speed and efficiency

Etymologies

expedite +‎ -ous (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Judge Feldman, in his ruling, said the government is required to act in an "expeditious" manner, and that "the time delays at issue here are unreasonable."

    Judge Orders U.S. to Decide on Drilling Permits

  • Instead, senators passed an amendment, negotiated by Boxer and Barrasso, mandating "expeditious" NEPA reviews.

    Obama administration gives billions in stimulus money without environmental safeguards

  • But the one thing that -- for me, from a psychological point of view, that points -- that makes some sense out of this is these Web sites were the Web sites of a person who had a kind of expeditious agenda in terms of getting rich quickly, you know, sort of phoning it in, making things happen quickly.

    CNN Transcript Jan 25, 2006

  • This would include, among others, principles such as expeditious and timeous tax administration, as well as fair, impartial and consistent application of the law.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • NESBRU, Norway - Peace talks between the Philippine government and Marxist rebels resumed Tuesday after a six-year break, with the rebels calling for the "expeditious" release of a communist leader and four other prisoners.

    chron.com Chronicle

  • NESBRU, Norway - Peace talks between the Philippine government and Marxist rebels have resumed after a six-year break, with the rebels demanding the "expeditious" release of a communist leader and four other prisoners.

    chron.com Chronicle

  • Senators passed an amendment mandating "expeditious" reviews.

    Kansas City Star: Front Page

  • Obama hopes for 'expeditious' passage of N-liability bill

    WN.com - Articles related to UPA acting under US pressure on foreign policy issues: BJP

  • AfriForum, which turned to government for help, expressed its gratitude at this "expeditious" intervention.

    News24 Top Stories

  • Adams said he hopes for an "expeditious" search, but Shipley said it is "overly optimistic" to suggest the search will end before 2011.

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