AskDefine | Define rapidly

Dictionary Definition

rapidly adv : with rapid movements; "he works quickly" [syn: quickly, speedily, chop-chop, apace] [ant: slowly]

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  1. With speed; in a rapid manner.
    She packed her case rapidly and hurried out.



Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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