hurried

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adjective hur·ried \ˈhər-ēd, ˈhə-rəd\

Definition of hurried

  1. 1 :  going or working at speed a hurried waitress

  2. 2 :  done in a hurry :  hasty a hurried departure

hurriedly

play \ˈhər-əd-lē, ˈhə-rəd-\ adverb

hurriedness

play \ˈhər-ēd-nəs, ˈhə-rēd-\ noun

Examples of hurried in a sentence

  1. The general was forced to make a hurried decision.

  2. She had a hurried meeting with her advisers before speaking to the press.

1667

First Known Use of hurried

1667


HURRIED Defined for English Language Learners

hurried

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adjective hur·ried \ˈhər-ēd, ˈhə-rəd\

Definition of hurried for English Language Learners

  • : happening or done very quickly or too quickly

  • : working very quickly or too quickly


HURRIED Defined for Kids

hurried

adjective hur·ried \ˈhər-ēd\

Definition of hurried for Students

  1. 1 :  going or working with speed :  fast a hurried waitress

  2. 2 :  done in a hurry a hurried dinner

hurriedly

adverb


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