[ verb fes-tuh-neyt; adjective fes-tuh-neyt, -nit ]
/ verb ˈfɛs təˌneɪt; adjective ˈfɛs təˌneɪt, -nɪt /
verb (used with or without object), fes·ti·nat·ed, fes·ti·nat·ing.
to hurry; hasten.
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What does "scattergood" mean?
a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
a person who spends possessions or money extravagantly or wastefully; spendthrift.
a well-intentioned but naive and often ineffectual social or political reformer.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Origin of festinate
1595–1605; <Latin festīnātus hurried, past participle of festināre;see -ate1
OTHER WORDS FROM festinatefes·ti·nate·ly, adverb
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