Definition of Hasty

1. Adjective. Excessively quick. "A headlong rush to sell"

Exact synonyms: Headlong
Similar to: Hurried
Derivative terms: Haste, Hastiness

2. Adjective. Done with very great haste and without due deliberation. "Wondered whether they had been rather precipitate in deposing the king"

Definition of Hasty

1. a. Involving haste; done, made, etc., in haste; as, a hasty retreat; a hasty sketch.

Definition of Hasty

1. Adjective. Acting in haste; being too hurried or quick. (e.g. ''Without much thinking about it they made a hasty decision to buy it.'') ¹

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Definition of Hasty

1. speedy [adj HASTIER, HASTIEST] : HASTILY [adv] - See also: speedy

Medical Definition of Hasty

1. 1. Involving haste; done, made, etc, in haste; as, a hasty sketch. 2. Demanding haste or immediate action. "Hasty employment." 3. Moving or acting with haste or in a hurry; hurrying; hence, acting without deliberation; precipitate; rash; easily excited; eager. 4. Made or reached without deliberation or due caution; as, a hasty conjecture, inference, conclusion, etc, a hasty resolution. 5. Proceeding from, or indicating, a quick temper. "Take no unkindness of his hasty words." (Shak) 6. Forward; early; first ripe. "As the hasty fruit before the summer." (Is. Xxviii. 4) Origin: Akin to D. Haastig, G, Sw, & Dan. Hastig. See Haste. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hasty

hasty (current term)
hasty defence
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hasty pudding
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Literary usage of Hasty

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1. The Talisman: A Tale of the Crusaders by Walter Scott (1878)
"But do not, for Planta- genet's hasty speeches and ill-considered actions, forsake the noble cause of the redemption of Palestine—do not throw away earthly ..."

2. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"The hollow grave, and let the coffin down, And choked it up with huge thick-wedged stones : Then heap'da hasty mound of earth above, Their scouts still ..."

3. The Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle by Aristotle (1891)
"... the hasty and the weak. would do ten thousand times as much harm as a brute. 7. With regard to the pleasures and pains of touch ..."

4. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana (1897)
"He interested one of the Islanders, and prevailed upon him and three others to come on board with their chests and baggage, and sent a hasty summons to me ..."

5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"It seems to be due partly to prejudice, partly to a priori inferences, and partly to hasty generalizations from isolated and inadequate data. ..."

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