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[hur-eed, huhr-] /ˈhɜr id, ˈhʌr-/
moving or working rapidly, especially forced or required to hurry, as a person.
characterized by or done with hurry; hasty:
a hurried meal.
Origin of hurried
First recorded in 1660-70; hurry + -ed2
Related forms
hurriedly, adverb
hurriedness, noun
overhurried, adjective
overhurriedly, adverb
2. hectic, slapdash, haphazard. Unabridged
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  • Andrew sat in the dark, hurriedly going over his rifle and his revolver.

    Way of the Lawless Max Brand
  • On the contrary, he went toward the two hurriedly, with a gesture of reproval.

    Within the Law Marvin Dana
  • "I knew you wouldn't fail us, Mr. Burke," Aunt said hurriedly.

    The Bacillus of Beauty Harriet Stark
  • John had hurriedly quitted Aggie's company on that occasion.

    The Foolish Lovers St. John G. Ervine
  • She hesitated for a moment, then she hurriedly said, "John, why shouldn't I go on with my work!"

    The Foolish Lovers St. John G. Ervine
British Dictionary definitions for hurriedly


performed with great or excessive haste: a hurried visit
Derived Forms
hurriedly, adverb
hurriedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for hurriedly


"done in a rush," 1660s, from past participle of hurry (v.). Related: Hurriedly.

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