Synonyms for rapidly
- at speed
- flat out
- full tilt
- in a hurry
- in a rush
- in haste
- like a shot
- with dispatch
Antonyms for rapidly
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RAPIDLY
The country was rapidly becoming, they agreed, no place for a gentleman to live.
Ben Haley meanwhile was rapidly stripping the chicken of its feathers.
Robert soon settled to work, and picked steadily and rapidly.
Then I noticed that the sun was gone, and the evening cool was rapidly falling.
But Angelique's heart now beat so rapidly she could scarcely keep still.
Suddenly, half turning to me, she began speaking eagerly and rapidly.
With that, Philip pushed aside the lawyer and strode on rapidly.
Hours passed with no other sounds than those of the rapidly waning tempest.
Ariston was rapidly laying on paint with his little brushes.
Will you let me help you into the ministry, as rapidly as money can help?
1630s, "moving quickly," from French rapide (17c.) and directly from Latin rapidus "hasty, swift, rapid; snatching; fierce, impetuous," from rapere "hurry away, carry off, seize, plunder," from PIE root *rep- "to snatch" (cf. Greek ereptomai "devour," harpazein "snatch away," Lithuanian raples "tongs"). Meaning "happening in a short time" is from 1780. Related: Rapidly; rapidness. Rapid-transit first attested 1852, in reference to street railways; rapid eye movement is from 1906.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR RAPIDLY
- full tilt
- with enthusiasm
- with gusto