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PROMPTLY

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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 


PROMPTLY (adverb)


Sense 1promptly [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

With little or no delay

Synonyms:

promptly; quick; quickly

Context examples:

the rescue squad arrived promptly / come here, quick!

Pertainym:

prompt (quick in apprehending or reacting)


Sense 2promptly [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

In a punctual manner

Synonyms:

pronto; promptly; readily

Context example:

he did his homework promptly

Pertainym:

prompt (according to schedule or without delay)


Sense 3promptly [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

At once (usually modifies an undesirable occurrence)

Synonyms:

right away; promptly

Context example:

he promptly forgot the address


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