Definition of hasty
1a archaic : rapid in action or movement : speedyb : done or made in a hurry hasty city-street snapshots — R. B. Heilmanc : 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.
Recent Examples of hasty from the web
Scott’s was one in a string of cases in which police officers shot a black man under debatable circumstances, and protestors suggested that police had been too hasty in firing.
Some angry consumers are questioning whether Samsung was too hasty in rushing to push replacement devices into the market.
O’Neill might have been hasty in saying that universal vigilance is the future.
And those troubled companies will become more troubled and harder to turn around, while the activists beat a hasty retreat.
Ellen and Portia are nearly mobbed at the restaurant and bid a hasty retreat.
Fight back with this hydrating balm, and watch the redness and the bumps beat a hasty retreat.
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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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