I'm looking for an adjective to replace 'time saving' in the following sentence:

"...a range of immediate and tangible time-saving and economic benefits"

I'm thinking it should be something like 'efficiency' or 'productivity' but they don't quite sound right next to 'benefits' in this context.

May just change it to read "...a range of immediate and tangible benefits, saving time and money", but interested to see if anyone can come up with something better :-)

Thanks for your time!

  • Any particular reason why you have an aversion to time-saving? Is the hyphen bothersome? (If so, you might consider the unhyphenated version: timesaving.)
    – J.R.
    Apr 13, 2014 at 10:32
  • In the original version benefits is preceded by too many descriptors— immediate, tangible, time-saving, economic. It makes for a congested sentence. Your revised version is better and reads more like plain English. Apr 13, 2014 at 12:15

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Efficient: 1. performing or functioning effectively with the least waste of "time" and effort;


  • The trouble with this adjective is that it implies savings, other than time , like money, manpower, heat e.t.c.
    – kolossus
    Apr 13, 2014 at 17:26


advantageus and valuable


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