promptitude

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From Middle French, from Late Latin promptitudo, from Latin promptus.

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promptitude ‎(usually uncountable, plural promptitudes)

  1. The quality of being prompt; alacrity.
    • 1924, Herman Melville, Billy Budd, London: Constable & Co., Chapter 18, [1]
      Small wonder then that the Indomitable's Captain, though in general a man of rapid decision, felt that circumspectness not less than promptitude was necessary.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin promptitudo, from Latin promptus.

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Noun[edit]

promptitude f ‎(uncountable)

  1. promptitude

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