verb (used with or without object), hast·ed, hast·ing.
Origin of haste
Synonyms for haste
Antonyms for haste
Related Words for hastealacrity, urgency, expedition, dispatch, dash, promptness, precipitancy, rapidity, rashness, impatience, scamper, swiftness, hustle, hastiness, flurry, bustle, press, rush, celerity, nimbleness
Examples from the Web for haste
Contemporary Examples of haste
Was her coronation as the future queen of pop soul made in haste?The Swedish Queen of Soulful Pop: Mapei Won’t Wait for You to Listen
October 16, 2014
In their haste the government wranglers also damaged precious water resources Bundy had worked years to develop.Gun-Toting Ranchers Defeat Feds
John L. Smith
April 16, 2014
He showed no signs of haste, nor of fatigue, nor of any human feeling.
A frightened maid came out in haste and ran away to fetch some remedy.
Minority rights matter a lot in a body which was supposed to be a firewall against the haste and folly of popular sentiment.The British Model for Filibuster Reform
January 25, 2013
Historical Examples of haste
The major was in no haste to leave, but he spent most of his time with Mark, and was in nobody's way.
Then came Alfred Ried in haste, and apologizing for the long delay.Ester Ried Yet Speaking
She would have passed him with a word in her haste, but he turned and walked with her.
Our friend will overlook the matter if you do but say that you have acted in heat and haste.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
She spoke with a touch of haste, as if battling against some hindrance within.Within the Law
Word Origin for haste
early 13c., from Old French haste "haste, urgency, hastiness" (12c., Modern French hâte), from Frankish *haifst "violence," from West Germanic *haifstiz (cf. Gothic haifsts "strife," Old English hæste "violent, vehement, impetuous"). To make haste is recorded by 1530s.
late 13c., from Old French haster (Modern French hâter), from haste (see haste). Now largely superseded by hasten (1560s).
In addition to the idiom beginning with haste
- haste makes waste
- make haste