forthwith vs instantly what difference

what is difference between forthwith and instantly

English

Etymology

From Middle English forth-with (at once, immediately; at the same time, already; straight ahead) [and other forms], partly from the phrase forth with (something), and partly from forth-with-al, furth-with-al (at once, immediately; together with) (whence forthwithal).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /fɔːθˈwɪð/, /-ˈwɪθ/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /fɔɹθˈwɪθ/, /ˈfɔɹθˌwɪθ/
  • Rhymes: -ɪð, -ɪθ
  • Hyphenation: forth‧with

Adverb

forthwith (not comparable)

  1. (chiefly formal, literary) Without delay; immediately. [from early 14th c.]
    Synonyms: (archaic) forthwithal; see also Thesaurus:immediately

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English

Alternative forms

  • enstantly (rare)
  • instantlie (obsolete)
  • instauntly (obsolete)

Etymology

From instant +‎ -ly.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɪnstəntli/

Adverb

instantly (not comparable)

  1. At once; without delay. [from 16th c.]
  2. (archaic) Urgently; with insistence. [from 15th c.]
  3. (obsolete) At the same time.

Synonyms

  • (at once; without delay): immediately, instantaneously

Conjunction

instantly

  1. as soon as, directly.
    I phoned instantly I heard you were back.

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