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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Latin
Origin: promptus, from the past participle of promere 'to bring out'

prompt

2 adjective
     
prompt2
1 done quickly, immediately, or at the right time:
Prompt action must be taken.
Prompt payment is requested.
a prompt response
2 [not before noun] someone who is prompt arrives or does something at the right time and is not late:
Lunch is at two. Try to be prompt.
promptness noun [uncountable]

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