Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Acting or done with speed and efficiency. synonym: fast.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Fast, prompt, speedy.
  • adjective of a process or thing Completed or done with efficiency and speed; facilitating speed.

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

  • adjective marked by speed and efficiency

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

expedite +‎ -ous

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

  • Senators passed an amendment mandating "expeditious" reviews.

    Kansas City Star: Front Page

  • Senators passed an amendment mandating "expeditious" reviews.

    Kansas City Star: Front Page

  • 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

  • Senators passed an amendment mandating "expeditious" reviews.

    StarTribune.com rss feed

  • 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.

    The Seattle Times

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