[ promp-ti-tood ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
mid 15th century; Latin from the Latin promptus "brought forth"
  • alacrity
  • swiftness
  • velocity
  • briskness
  • haste
  • promptness
  • delay
  • laguidity
  • slowness
the quality of acting quickly and without delay; promptness
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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