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1 excited and often showy or disorderly speed
  • after all her hurry to get her report done on time, Elizabeth learned that it wasn't due till the following week

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3 a state of noisy, confused activity
  • in all the hurry of the modern world, people tend to forget what's really important

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Synonyms & Antonyms of hurry (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to cause to move or proceed fast or faster
  • the new nurses were hurried through the orientation program because they were so desperately needed on the ward

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haste, hurry, speed, expedition, dispatch mean quickness in movement or action. haste applies to personal action and implies urgency and precipitancy and often rashness. marry in haste hurry often has a strong suggestion of agitated bustle or confusion. in the hurry of departure she forgot her toothbrush speed suggests swift efficiency in movement or action. exercises to increase your reading speed expedition and dispatch both imply speed and efficiency in handling affairs but expedition stresses ease or efficiency of performance and dispatch stresses promptness in concluding matters. the case came to trial with expedition paid bills with dispatch

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The first known use of hurry was in 1592

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“Hurry.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 14 December 2019.

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