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[oh-ver-hey-stee] /ˈoʊ vərˈheɪ sti/
excessively hasty; rash:
overhasty judgment.
Origin of overhasty
late Middle English
late Middle English word dating back to 1375-1425; See origin at over-, hasty
Related forms
overhastily, adverb
overhastiness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The thane was overhasty certainly, but one does not think with pain gnawing at one.

    Havelok The Dane Charles Whistler
  • "You are overhasty, and forget yourself, Pedro," he said at length.

  • So he drew back and waited awhile, thinking he had been overhasty.

    Children of the Dawn Elsie Finnimore Buckley
  • I have come to the conclusion, young ladies, that I was overhasty in my judgment.

    Dandelion Cottage Carroll Watson Rankin
  • Do not close your eyes; and if you see that you have been overhasty, redeem the error before it be too late.

    A Noble Name Claire Von Glmer
  • He declared, that, if he should be overhasty, he would most assuredly ruin every thing.

  • Stay in your room; I will tell my brother that you need rest, and you must promise me not to be overhasty.

    A Noble Name Claire Von Glmer
  • How aptly has Matthew Arnold said, “O man, how true are thine instincts, how overhasty thine interpretation of them!”

    The Brothers' War John Calvin Reed
  • He did, indeed, blame the Egyptian's overhasty action; but he gave no orders for following up the galley.

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