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adj. hast·i·er, hast·i·est
1. Done or made with haste, especially:
a. Done or made without due consideration or attention; precipitate or cursory: a hasty decision; a hasty conclusion. See Synonyms at impetuous.
b. Done or made rapidly due to pressing circumstances: beat a hasty retreat; bid a hasty goodbye.
a. Acting with too much speed or haste; hurried: Don't be too hasty in taking sides.
b. Impatient or rudely abrupt: "Oh, what would I not give if I had been less hasty with her! It is dreadful to remember that I spoke to her as a servant whom I expected to obey me" (Wilkie Collins).

hast′i·ly adv.
hast′i·ness n.


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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hastiness - overly eager speed (and possible carelessness); "he soon regretted his haste"
fastness, swiftness, speed - a rate (usually rapid) at which something happens; "the project advanced with gratifying speed"
precipitance, precipitancy, precipitateness, suddenness, precipitousness, abruptness - the quality of happening with headlong haste or without warning
2.hastiness - hasty impulsiveness
impulsiveness - the trait of acting suddenly on impulse without reflection


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(= hurriedness)Eile f; (of meal, movement, goodbye)Hastigkeit f; (of glance, examination, kiss)Flüchtigkeit f; (of departure)Plötzlichkeit f
(= rashness, excessive haste)Übereile f; (of marriage, decision, reaction)Überstürzung f; (of action, judgement)Voreiligkeit f; he regretted his hastiness in resorting to violenceer bedauerte, dass er so schnell gewalttätig geworden war


(heist) noun
(too much) speed. Your work shows signs of haste – there are too many mistakes in it.
hasten (ˈheisn) verb
1. to (cause to) move with speed. He hastened towards me; We must hasten the preparations.
2. to do at once. He hastened to add an explanation.
ˈhasty adjective
1. done etc in a hurry. a hasty snack.
2. acting or done with too much speed and without thought. She is too hasty – she should think carefully before making such an important decision; a hasty decision.
3. easily made angry. a hasty temper.
ˈhastily adverb
ˈhastiness noun
in haste
in a hurry; quickly. I am writing in haste before leaving for the airport.
make haste
to hurry.
References in classic literature ?
And that was what I was about to tell you,'' said the monk, ``had your hastiness allowed me time.
With the usual hastiness and unreasoning jealousy of her Sex, she flew at once to the conclusion that a Woman had entered the house through some small aperture.
You might remember that you are not the only person that's hurt by your folly, by your hastiness, by your recklessness.
You must own you have a little too much hastiness in your temper; but when you will allow yourself time to reflect I never knew a man more reasonable.
She knew this superficial gentleness, this confession of hastiness, that was only intended to enhance her admiration of the male.
Giles (who had the shortest wind of the party, as was encumbered with a pitchfork) most handsomely insisted on stopping, to make an apology for his hastiness of speech.
Try not to trip yourself up with an uncharacteristic hastiness on Tuesday and Friday, though.
Palestinian hastiness led to strong criticism from a prominent Palestinian detainee in Israel, Marwan Barghouti, for not including the issue of prisoners and for the supposed ambiguous language on Jerusalem.
The first half was evidence of that as Everton's work-rate and organisation, coupled with Liverpool's hastiness to impose themselves on proceedings, resulting in a bitty affair.
Saying that there has been hastiness is wrong, it's very wrong
TE-renc said that the council fails to understand the reasons behind the government's hastiness to implement a draft law, which will bring new restrictions on the freedoms of expression and the press, even though the bill has not yet been discussed at Parliament.
A[cedilla] Obama warns of his country's hastiness for waging wars and decides to intensify aids to Syrian opposition.