swiftness of motion; speed; celerity: He performed his task with great haste. They felt the need for haste.
urgent need of quick action; a hurry or rush: to be in haste to get ahead in the world.
unnecessarily quick action; thoughtless, rash, or undue speed: Haste makes waste.
Archaic. to hasten.
Idioms about haste
make haste, to act or go with speed; hurry: She made haste to tell the president the good news.
- hasteful, adjective
- haste·ful·ly, adverb
- hasteless, adjective
- haste·less·ness, noun
- un·hast·ed, adjective
- un·hast·ing, adjective
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How to use haste in a sentence
These enterprises clearly have accomplished a lot in their short lives, but in their haste, most have not captured their history, unlike their longer-lived peers in other sectors.For tech firms, the risk of not preparing for leadership changes is huge | Ram Iyer | July 30, 2021 | TechCrunch
Obviously, there is a plan, even if it is one constructed in haste during Hurney and Mayhew’s first days on the job.Finding the right QB is the first — and most crucial — task for Washington’s new front office | Les Carpenter | February 4, 2021 | Washington Post
Murdock says that the Diamond rockwall in Rocky Mountain National Park saw it’s busiest season ever, and it’s possible that the increased use could lead climbers to choose a less-familiar route or skip safe practices in their haste.National Parks are logging record crowds. Here’s how to visit safely. | Ula Chrobak | October 15, 2020 | Popular-Science
Don’t be in a haste to rank a rank that will truncate your well-planned efforts.SEO on a shoestring budget: What small business owners can do to win | Ali Faagba | June 4, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
If you go after low domain authority sites in the interest of haste, you risk hurting your SEO.SEO on a shoestring budget: What small business owners can do to win | Ali Faagba | June 4, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
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 | Caitlin Dickson | October 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Cheneys exhibit indecent haste in their attempt at rep rehab.Three Dicks: Cheney, Nixon, Richard III and the Art of Reputation Rehab | Clive Irving | July 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I knew instantly the statement really was a threat, and why it was passed on with such haste.
In their haste the government wranglers also damaged precious water resources Bundy had worked years to develop.
He showed no signs of haste, nor of fatigue, nor of any human feeling.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show | Robert W. Chambers | February 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Nearly half the regiment ran to secure their picketed horses, armed themselves in hot haste, and galloped to the gaol.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
Here there is no question of emergency, or enemy pressure, or of haste; so much we see plain enough with our own eyes.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
News came that the rebels were plundering the British quarters, and the infantry went there in hot haste.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
Here were the sources (in part) of the Po and of the Rhine, but I was rather in haste to bid the former good-bye.Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
Make haste, Mr. Lowten,” Perker called out, “we shall have the panels beaten in.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2) | Charles Dickens
British Dictionary definitions for haste
speed, esp in an action; swiftness; rapidity
the act of hurrying in a careless or rash manner
a necessity for hurrying; urgency
make haste to hurry; rush
a poetic word for hasten
- hasteful, adjective
- hastefully, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Other Idioms and Phrases with haste
In addition to the idiom beginning with haste
- haste makes waste
- make haste
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