What does the word promptitude mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Promptness; readiness; alertness.

Usage examples for promptitude

  1. " I should much like to be done with these formalities," he said-" if I may be allowed to suggest a little promptitude. – The Isle of Unrest by Henry Seton Merriman
  2. So the Birmingham firm set themselves to the contract with a will, lengthened our working hours, increased our wages, took on fresh hands, and determined, if energy and promptitude could do it, to place themselves at the head of the Italian labour- market, and stay there. – Mugby Junction by Charles Dickens