Definition of hasty
- hasty city-street snapshots
- —R. B. Heilman
- made a hasty examination of the wound
- realized he had been hasty in quitting his job
- a hasty temperment
I made a hasty sketch of the scene.
Seeing the dog, the cat made a hasty retreat up a tree.
We don't want to make any hasty decisions.
He later realized that he was too hasty in his decision to quit.
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: done or made very quickly
: done or made too quickly
: acting too quickly
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