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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]


With little or no delay


promptly; quick; quickly

Context examples:

the rescue squad arrived promptly / come here, quick!


prompt (quick in apprehending or reacting)

Sense 2promptly [BACK TO TOP]


In a punctual manner


pronto; promptly; readily

Context example:

he did his homework promptly


prompt (according to schedule or without delay)

Sense 3promptly [BACK TO TOP]


At once (usually modifies an undesirable occurrence)


right away; promptly

Context example:

he promptly forgot the address

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