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HASTY (hastier, hastiest)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hasty mean? 

HASTY (adjective)
  The adjective HASTY has 2 senses:

1. excessively quick
2. done with very great haste and without due deliberation

  Familiarity information: HASTY used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HASTY (adjective)


Sense 1hasty [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Excessively quick

Synonyms:

hasty; headlong

Context examples:

made a hasty exit / a headlong rush to sell

Similar:

hurried (moving rapidly or performed quickly or in great haste)


Sense 2hasty [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Done with very great haste and without due deliberation

Synonyms:

overhasty; precipitant; precipitate; precipitous; hasty

Context examples:

hasty marriage seldom proveth well / hasty makeshifts take the place of planning / rejected what was regarded as an overhasty plan for reconversion / wondered whether they had been rather precipitate in deposing the king

Similar:

hurried (moving rapidly or performed quickly or in great haste)


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