promptitude

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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]

Borrowed from Late Latin promptitūdo.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pʁɔ̃p.ti.tyd/
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  • Rhymes: -yd

Noun[edit]

promptitude f (uncountable)

  1. promptitude

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