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hasty adj
1 excessively quick; "made a hasty exit"; "a headlong rush to sell" [syn: headlong]
2 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" [syn: overhasty, precipitate, precipitant, precipitous] [also: hastiest, hastier]

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  • /ˈheɪsti/


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

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Acting in haste; being too hurried or quick

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