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hasty

hast·y

hasty

 
pronunciation:
heI sti
features:
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: hastier, hastiest
definition 1: done or produced quickly; speedy; hurried.
Seeing he'd entered the wrong room, he made a hasty exit.He gave his receptionist a hasty greeting as he hurried into his office.
synonyms:
fast, hurried, quick, rapid, swift
antonyms:
deliberate, slow, unhurried
similar words:
cursory, expeditious, headlong, precipitate, prompt
definition 2: done too quickly to be effective or prudent.
You'll regret that hasty remark.Don't make any hasty judgments.
synonyms:
precipitate, quick, rash
antonyms:
considered, deliberate
similar words:
brash, breakneck, cursory, helter-skelter, hurried, incautious, pell-mell, perfunctory, swift
definition 3: quick to become inflamed, as one's temper.
They feared their employer's hasty temper.
synonyms:
quick, volatile
similar words:
excitable, explosive, fiery, hot, impetuous, inflammable, mercurial, rash
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derivations: hastily (adv.), hastiness (n.)
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