Simple Definition of haste
: speed of motion or action : quickness or eagerness that can result in mistakes
Examples of haste in a sentence
The application had been approved with undue haste.
<made haste to get there on time>
Origin of haste
Middle English, from Anglo-French, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English hǣst violence
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of haste
Definition of haste
: to urge on : hasten
: to move or act swiftly
First Known Use of haste
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