Definitions

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  • adjective rare Swift, speedy, fast.

Etymologies

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From celerity, > French célérité > Latin celeritas > Latin celer, fast, swift.

Examples

  • There appeared in Forrest's right hand, which had seemed empty, which had seemed not to move or to perform in any celeritous and magic manner,

    The Spread Eagle and Other Stories

  • I propose to acquire the most propinquitous and celeritous mule in this section and gallop diplomatically over into the neighboring and peaceful nation of Alabama. "

    The Gentle Grafter

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  • Google reveals 12,600 websites for celeritous, 768 for celerious but 25,300 for velocious.

    February 23, 2015