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hasty

hasty

adjective \ˈhā-stē\

: done or made very quickly

: done or made too quickly

: acting too quickly

hast·i·erhast·i·est

Full Definition of HASTY

1
a archaic :  rapid in action or movement :  speedy
b :  done or made in a hurry
c :  fast and typically superficial <made a hasty examination of the wound>
4
:  prone to anger :  irritable
hast·i·ness noun

Examples of HASTY

  1. I made a hasty sketch of the scene.
  2. Seeing the dog, the cat made a hasty retreat up a tree.
  3. We don't want to make any hasty decisions.
  4. He later realized that he was too hasty in his decision to quit.

First Known Use of HASTY

14th century

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