promptitude
[ promp-ti-tood ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
mid 15th century; Latin from the Latin promptus "brought forth"
Synonyms
  • alacrity
  • swiftness
  • velocity
  • briskness
  • haste
  • promptness
Antonyms
  • delay
  • laguidity
  • slowness
Definition
the quality of acting quickly and without delay; promptness
Example
A) Good work today, you showed real promptitude in handling that emergency. B) The candidates need to display promptitude, critical thinking, and collaboration to be considered for the role.
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