celerity
[ suh-ler-i-tee ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
late 15th century; Old French late 15th century: from Old French celerite, from Latin celeritas, from celer ‘swift’
Synonyms
  • alacrity
  • briskness
  • dispatch
  • fleetness
  • haste
  • hurry
  • hustle
  • promptness
  • rapidity
Antonyms
  • slowness
  • sluggish
  • delay
  • slowly
  • deliberate
  • hindrance
  • stagnation
  • lingering
Definition
swiftness; speed
Example
A) She ran with such celerity, everyone knew she was bound to win the race. B) She could recall random facts with such celerity, everyone was astounded by her unique talent.
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