The hastiness of Rupert prevented Edgehill from being a victory, and definitely lost Naseby, the final battle of the war.
But even as the handcar was passing him Mr. Trimm regretted his hastiness.
"I have been accused of hastiness in my judgment of men, but it is admitted that I seldom make mistakes," he said complacently.
No, sir; and if I showed some hastiness of temper, excuse me—I believe it is my failing.
I trembled at the idea of ridicule: hence the hastiness of my conduct.
I am sure you have regretted your hastiness by this time, and it will be a lesson to you in the future.
I know 't was a fault o' youth an' hastiness, but I ain't never forgot it all my long life.
Perhaps some hastiness in my way of proceeding may have influenced her determination.
Thereupon he went downstairs, and I, comparing my hastiness to his calm, acknowledged the man worthy of teaching me some lessons.
Gervaise had calmed down and was already regretting her hastiness.
mid-14c., "speedy, quick," by 1500s replacing or nativizing earlier hastif (c.1300) "eager, impetuous," from Old French hastif "speedy, rapid; forward, advanced; rash, impetuous" (12c., Modern French hâtif), from haste (see haste). Meaning "requiring haste" is late 14c. (the sense in hasty pudding, 1590s, so called because it was made quickly); that of "rash" is from early 15c. Related: Hastiness. Old French also had a form hasti (for loss of terminal -f, cf. joli/jolif, etc.), which may have influenced the form of the English word.
The termination was doubtless from the first identified with native -i, -y, from OE -ig; and it is noticeable that the other Teutonic langs. have formed corresponding adjs. of that type: Du. haastig, Ger., Da., Sw. hastig. [OED]