celerity celerity  /sə ˈlɛ rə ti/


  • (n) a rate that is rapid


  1. Consequent to reports of troop movement across the border, authorities are rushing reinforcements to the front with the greatest celerity possible.
  2. All of a sudden the tables turned with lightning celerity.
  3. The festival season rush did not deter the organizers and they cleared all requests for gifts with unflagging celerity.



  1. "The strength of the enemy, as far as I am able to judge, exceeds the whole force that we have in the state," Lee wrote to Pickens on Dec. 27, 1861. "It can be thrown with great celerity against any point, and far outnumbers any force we can...
    on Sep 29, 2007 By: Gen Robert E Lee Source: Washington Post

  2. "I urge the prime minister to scrupulously carry out with celerity and efficacy the instructions I have just given. I will not tolerate any failure in their execution," Biya said.
    on Mar 8, 2008 By: Paul Biya Source: Reuters

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subordinate subordinate
/sə ˈbɔr də ˌneɪt /