hur·​ried | \ ˈhər-ēd How to pronounce hurried (audio) , ˈhə-rəd \

Definition of hurried

1 : going or working at speed a hurried waitress
2 : done in a hurry : hasty a hurried departure

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Other Words from hurried

hurriedly \ ˈhər-​əd-​lē How to pronounce hurriedly (audio) , ˈhə-​rəd-​ \ adverb
hurriedness \ ˈhər-​ēd-​nəs How to pronounce hurriedness (audio) , ˈhə-​rēd-​ \ noun

Examples of hurried in a Sentence

The general was forced to make a hurried decision. She had a hurried meeting with her advisers before speaking to the press.
Recent Examples on the Web Masked customers make hurried decisions from outside storefronts, or pass by without stopping, concerned about a sudden crowd gathering around them or another shopper sneezing in their face. Taylor Luck, The Christian Science Monitor, "Pandemic pricing: Are Mideast markets losing the art of the deal?," 30 June 2020 Sixty games after a hurried spring training – barely one-third the usual schedule – will far from guarantee the best teams make the playoffs, let alone win the World Series. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, "MLB 2020: When, where and how? Answering your burning questions for the (possible) season," 23 June 2020 Her hurried quest to piece together her past is loaded with suspense, and at one point, violence, eventually leading her to Geist, which left season one’s ex-soldier Walter Cruz (Stephan James) in a similar state. Jeanne Jakle,, "‘Perry Mason,’ ‘Queer Eye’ and 10 more new and returning TV shows to watch this summer," 4 June 2020 Russell's hurried shot was no good, as was his desperation shot out of the resulting jump ball. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The Next Ten: Marquette dismisses Kansas to reach the 1974 NCAA championship game," 29 May 2020 Uninformative: On a hurried first day of driving, the infotainment system left me completely stumped. cleveland, "Sporty Mercedes crosses over many boundaries (review)," 11 Apr. 2020 His careful strategy would ultimately land him in third place as Lavillenie and Duplantis maintained their hurried tempo, reaching 36 jumps at the end. Los Angeles Times, "World-class pole vault competition in backyards proves entertaining," 3 May 2020 As Green Bay's shots consistently clanked off the rim and the empty possessions piled up, the Phoenix began to press, forcing up hurried shots as time ticked away. Akeem Glaspie, Indianapolis Star, "IUPUI women clinch first ever NCAA tournament berth with Horizon League title win over Green Bay," 10 Mar. 2020 Their plans in shambles for a hurried vote to rewrite major parts of the Affordable Care Act, Senate Republicans are still reciting their mantra on what their conservative approach to health policy would do. Amy Goldstein, Washington Post, "Senate GOP focuses on insurance premiums, but would health plans be affordable?," 28 June 2017

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First Known Use of hurried

1667, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of hurried was in 1667

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“Hurried.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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How to pronounce hurried (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of hurried

: happening or done very quickly or too quickly
: working very quickly or too quickly


hur·​ried | \ ˈhər-ēd \

Kids Definition of hurried

1 : going or working with speed : fast a hurried waitress
2 : done in a hurry a hurried dinner

Other Words from hurried

hurriedly adverb

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