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Promptly vs. Swiftly — What's the Difference?

Promptly vs. Swiftly — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Promptly and Swiftly

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Promptly

Being on time; punctual.

Swiftly

Moving or capable of moving with great speed; fast.

Promptly

Carried out or performed without delay
A prompt reply.

Swiftly

In a swift manner; quickly; with quick motion or velocity; fleetly.

Promptly

To move to act; spur; incite
A noise prompted the guard to go back and investigate.
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Swiftly

In a swift manner; with quick motion or velocity; fleetly.

Promptly

To give rise to; inspire
The accident prompted a review of school safety policy.

Swiftly

In a swift manner;
She moved swiftly

Promptly

To assist with a reminder; remind.

Promptly

To assist (an actor or reciter) by providing the next words of a forgotten passage; cue.

Promptly

The act of prompting or giving a cue.

Promptly

A reminder or cue.

Promptly

(Computers) A symbol that appears on a monitor to indicate that the computer is ready to receive input.

Promptly

Something which inspires a response, especially a statement or series of questions designed to provoke creative or critical thought from a student
In English class today, the teacher gave us the prompt for our final essay.

Promptly

In prompt manner; both soon and quickly.

Promptly

In a prompt manner.

Promptly

With little or no delay;
The rescue squad arrived promptly
Come here, quick!

Promptly

In a punctual manner;
He did his homework promptly

Promptly

At once (usually modifies an undesirable occurrence);
He promptly forgot the address

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