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hurried

[hur-eed, huhr-]
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adjective
  1. moving or working rapidly, especially forced or required to hurry, as a person.
  2. characterized by or done with hurry; hasty: a hurried meal.

Origin of hurried

First recorded in 1660–70; hurry + -ed2
Related formshur·ried·ly, adverbhur·ried·ness, nouno·ver·hur·ried, adjectiveo·ver·hur·ried·ly, adverb

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2. hectic, slapdash, haphazard.
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Examples from the Web for hurriedly

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  • Andrew sat in the dark, hurriedly going over his rifle and his revolver.

  • 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.

  • 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

hurried

adjective
  1. performed with great or excessive hastea hurried visit
Derived Formshurriedly, adverbhurriedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for hurriedly

hurried

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

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