speedier; speediest

Speedy means super fast! If you're a speedy driver, you keep your foot on the gas pedal and zip by all the slowpokes. Speedy is also the nickname for a cartoon who is “the fastest mouse in Mexico.”

Anything that's speedy moves with rapid speed, whether it's a bullet train or a waiter bringing coffee before you’ve even finished ordering it. If your brother sends you on an errand, he might call, "Be speedy!" especially if you're known for taking your time. The Old English root of speedy is spedig, which curiously means "wealthy." A now old fashioned meaning of "speed," in fact, was "success" or "prosperity.”

Definitions of speedy
  1. adjective
    characterized by speed; moving with or capable of moving with high speed
    “a speedy car”
    “a speedy errand boy”
    synonyms: rapid
    acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly
  2. adjective
    accomplished rapidly and without delay
    “hoped for a speedy resolution of the problem”
    “a speedy recovery”
    “he has a right to a speedy trial”
    synonyms: quick
    acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly
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