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

Other Words from hurried

hurriedly \ ˈhər-​əd-​lē How to pronounce hurried (audio) , ˈhə-​rəd-​ \ adverb
hurriedness \ ˈhər-​ēd-​nəs How to pronounce hurried (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.
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First Known Use of hurried

1667, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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