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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English spedily, spedili, from Old English *spēdiġlīċe, ġespēdiġlīċe (prosperously), equivalent to speedy +‎ -ly. Cognate with Scots spedely, spedelie (quickly, speedily). Compare also Old English spēdlīċe (effectually, effectively, successfully, efficaciously, powerfully, in a manner which produces a result).

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AdverbEdit

speedily (comparative speedilier or more speedily, superlative speediliest or most speedily)

  1. In a speedy or fast manner.

Usage notesEdit

The forms "speedilier" and "speediliest" are obsolete.

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