V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: quickly and without discussion or ceremony

Synonyms: without delay, expeditiously, immediately, suddenly, speedily, swiftly

Antonyms: belatedly, tardily

Tips: Think, "suddenly." Summarily describes actions that are done immediately, almost suddenly, without regard to formalities or ceremonies.

Usage Examples:

She was summarily dismissed from her job when she insulted her boss. (immediately, suddenly)

The protester snuck into the convention and was summarily escorted out. (immediately, suddenly, swiftly)

The judge summarily dismissed the case. (immediately, suddenly)

The test papers were summarily collected when the timer sounded. (immediately, swiftly)

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