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HASTE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does haste mean? 

HASTE (noun)
  The noun HASTE has 3 senses:

1. overly eager speed (and possible carelessness)
2. the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner
3. a condition of urgency making it necessary to hurry

  Familiarity information: HASTE used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


HASTE (noun)


Sense 1haste [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Overly eager speed (and possible carelessness)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

hurriedness; hastiness; haste; hurry; precipitation

Context example:

he soon regretted his haste

Hypernyms ("haste" is a kind of...):

fastness; speed; swiftness (a rate (usually rapid) at which something happens)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "haste"):

abruptness; precipitance; precipitancy; precipitateness; precipitousness; suddenness (the quality of happening with headlong haste or without warning)


Sense 2haste [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

rush; haste; rushing; hurry

Context example:

in his haste to leave he forgot his book

Hypernyms ("haste" is a kind of...):

motion; move; movement (the act of changing location from one place to another)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "haste"):

bolt; dash (the act of moving with great haste)

scamper; scramble; scurry (rushing about hastily in an undignified way)


Sense 3haste [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A condition of urgency making it necessary to hurry

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

hurry; haste

Context example:

in a hurry to lock the door

Hypernyms ("haste" is a kind of...):

urgency (the state of being urgent; an earnest and insistent necessity)


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