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hast·y

 (hā′stē)
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.
2.
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.

hasty

(ˈheɪstɪ)
adj, -tier or -tiest
1. rapid; swift; quick
2. excessively or rashly quick
3. short-tempered
4. showing irritation or anger: hasty words.
ˈhastily adv
ˈhastiness n

hast•y

(ˈheɪ sti)

adj. hast•i•er, hast•i•est.
1. moving or acting with haste; speedy; hurried.
2. made or done with haste or speed: a hasty visit.
3. precipitate; rash: a hasty decision.
4. brief; fleeting; superficial: a hasty glance.
5. easily irritated or angered; irascible.
[1300–50; Middle English < Middle French hasti, hastif]
hast′i•ly, adv.
hast′i•ness, n.

hasty

  • hasting, hasty - An early-ripening fruit or vegetable is a hasting and such a food that ripens early is termed "hasty."
  • hasty pudding - An ancient dish of flour boiled in water to thick consistency, with milk or beer added afterwards.
  • festinate, festination - If something is hasty or hurried, it is festinate, and to festinate is to walk fast, make haste; festination is "haste, speed."
  • precipitous, precipitate - Precipitous, "hasty, sudden and dramatic," is used in relation to physical or natural objects; precipitate, "done with great haste," relates to human actions or processes.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.hasty - excessively quick; "made a hasty exit"; "a headlong rush to sell"
hurried - moving rapidly or performed quickly or in great haste; "a hurried trip to the store"; "the hurried life of a city"; "a hurried job"
2.hasty - done with very great haste and without due deliberation; "hasty marriage seldom proveth well"- Shakespeare; "hasty makeshifts take the place of planning"- Arthur Geddes; "rejected what was regarded as an overhasty plan for reconversion"; "wondered whether they had been rather precipitate in deposing the king"
hurried - moving rapidly or performed quickly or in great haste; "a hurried trip to the store"; "the hurried life of a city"; "a hurried job"

hasty

adjective
1. speedy, fast, quick, prompt, rapid, fleet, hurried, urgent, swift, brisk, expeditious they need to make a hasty escape.
speedy slow, leisurely
2. brief, short, quick, passing, rushed, fleeting, superficial, cursory, perfunctory, transitory After the hasty meal, they took up their positions.
brief long, protracted

hasty

adjective
Translations
سَريع الغَضَبمُتَسَرِّعمُسْتَعْجَل، في عَجَلَه
chvatnýukvapenýunáhlenývznětlivý
hurtigopfarendeoverilet
hirtelen
fljótfærsnöggur, skyndi-uppstökkur
hiterprenagljen

hasty

[ˈheɪstɪ] ADJ (hastier (compar) (hastiest (superl)))
1. (= hurried) → apresurado, precipitado
2. (= rash) → precipitado
don't be so hastyno te precipites

hasty

[ˈheɪsti] adj [departure, return] → précipité(e); [decision] → hâtif/ive; [conclusion] → hâtif/ive
don't be hasty → ne prend pas de décision hâtive
to beat a hasty retreat → prendre ses jambes à son cou

hasty

adj (+er)
(= hurried) meal, movement, goodbyehastig; kiss, glance, examinationflüchtig; departureplötzlich; to beat a hasty retreat, to make a hasty escapesich schnellstens aus dem Staub machen (inf); we ate a hasty breakfastwir frühstückten hastig or in aller Eile; I bade a hasty goodbye (dated)ich verabschiedete mich hastig or in aller Eile
(= rash, too quick) marriage, decision, reactionüberstürzt, übereilt; actionvoreilig; judgementvorschnell; don’t be hasty!nicht so schnell or hastig!; I had been too hastyich hatte voreilig gehandelt; to take a hasty decisioneine Entscheidung überstürzen

hasty

[ˈheɪstɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (hurried) → frettoloso/a; (rash) → affrettato/a, precipitoso/a

haste

(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 ?
After her first hasty examination of the rooms Ozma began to wonder which of all the numerous ornaments they contained were the transformations of the royal family of Ev.
MY DEAR UNCLE -- One hasty line, to inform you of a temporary obstacle, which we neither of us anticipated when we took leave of each other at St.
3) a hasty temper, which can be provoked by insults;
That's exactly the method," the Bellman bold In a hasty parenthesis cried, "That's exactly the way I have always been told That the capture of Snarks should be tried
It appeared, indeed, from the countenance of this proprietor, that he was of a frank, but hasty and choleric temper.
Having been published without his usual elaborate revision, Poe may have wished to hide his hasty work under an assumed name.
He is very severe against me indeed, and yet I hope I have not been hasty in my judgment of her.
It is like that, which the physicians call predigestion, or hasty digestion; which is sure to fill the body full of crudities, and secret seeds of diseases.
Though Mr Allworthy was not of himself hasty to see things in a disadvantageous light, and was a stranger to the public voice, which seldom reaches to a brother or a husband, though it rings in the ears of all the neighbourhood; yet was this affection of Mrs Blifil to Tom, and the preference which she too visibly gave him to her own son, of the utmost disadvantage to that youth.
Then Quiteria, overcome with modesty and shame, holding in her right hand the hand of Basilio, said, "No force would bend my will; as freely, therefore, as it is possible for me to do so, I give thee the hand of a lawful wife, and take thine if thou givest it to me of thine own free will, untroubled and unaffected by the calamity thy hasty act has brought upon thee.
There had been that in her voice which had forbidden discussion, and it was a tone to which she was forced to have recourse more than once during the following days when it seemed to her that all her friends were in a conspiracy to persuade her to a hasty, ill-advised upheaval.
married life--when I say my first harsh word, when you make your first hasty reply--then, in the solitude of your own room, in the stillness of the wakeful night, you will think of my first wife's miserable death.