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 (hûr′ēd, hŭr′-)
a. Moving or acting rapidly.
b. Required to move or act more rapidly; rushed.
2. Done in great haste: a hurried tour.

hur′ried·ly adv.
hur′ried·ness n.
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Noun1.hurriedness - 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
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The strokes of the two have that hurriedness as though any second a thirsty person will snatch the glass of honey lemon tea for one long cool gulp of refreshment.
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