Definition of hasty
1a archaic : rapid in action or movement : speedyb : done or made in a hurry <hasty city-street snapshots — R. B. Heilman>c : fast and typically superficial <made a hasty examination of the wound>
2 : acting too quickly : overly eager or impatient <realized he had been hasty in quitting his job>
4 : prone to anger : irritable <a hasty temperment>
Examples of hasty in a sentence
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.
Origin and Etymology of hasty
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of hasty
HASTY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hasty for English Language Learners
: done or made very quickly
: done or made too quickly
: acting too quickly
HASTY Defined for Kids
Definition of hasty for Students
1 : done or made in a hurry <a hasty trip>
2 : made, done, or decided without proper care and thought <a hasty decision>
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