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Dictionary entry overview: What does promptly mean?
• PROMPTLY (adverb)
The adverb PROMPTLY has 3 senses:
1. with little or no delay
2. in a punctual manner
3. at once (usually modifies an undesirable occurrence)
Familiarity information: PROMPTLY used as an adverb is uncommon.
Dictionary entry details
|Sense 1||promptly [BACK TO TOP]|
With little or no delay
the rescue squad arrived promptly / come here, quick!
prompt (quick in apprehending or reacting)
|Sense 2||promptly [BACK TO TOP]|
In a punctual manner
he did his homework promptly
prompt (according to schedule or without delay)
|Sense 3||promptly [BACK TO TOP]|
At once (usually modifies an undesirable occurrence)
right away; promptly
he promptly forgot the address
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