promptly Definition

  • 1with little or no delay; immediately
  • 2at the arranged or appointed time

Using promptly: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "promptly" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    Please reply to this email promptly.

  • Example

    The meeting will start promptly at 9 am.

  • Example

    He promptly left the room when he realized his mistake.

promptly Synonyms and Antonyms

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Summary: promptly in Brief

The adverb 'promptly' [ˈprɒmptli] means without delay, or immediately. It is often used to indicate punctuality, as in 'The meeting will start promptly at 9 am.' 'Promptly' is a formal term that can be replaced with 'immediately' or 'instantly' in informal contexts.

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