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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
1660-70; hurry + -ed2
Related forms
hurriedly, adverb
hurriedness, noun
overhurried, adjective
overhurriedly, adverb
2. hectic, slapdash, haphazard. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Waldstricker took out his watch and glanced at it hurriedly.

    The Secret of the Storm Country Grace Miller White
  • He hurriedly did so, and then went out to see if the detective had caught the boy.

    The Opal Serpent Fergus Hume
  • He spoke feverishly, hurriedly, evidently with the intention of propitiating Leigh.

    The Sweep Winner Nat Gould
  • He hurriedly reached the main path which led to the monastery.

    En Route J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
  • hurriedly resuming his walk, Oliver passed Loman with averted eyes, and went on his way.

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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