haste

[ heyst ]
/ heɪst /
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noun

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.

verb (used with or without object), hast·ed, hast·ing.

Archaic. to hasten.

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Idioms for haste

    make haste, to act or go with speed; hurry: She made haste to tell the president the good news.

Origin of haste

First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English, from Old French from Germanic; akin to Old Frisian hāste,Old English hæst “violence,” Old Norse heifst “hatred,” Gothic haifsts “quarrel”

synonym study for haste

1. See speed.

OTHER WORDS FROM haste

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British Dictionary definitions for haste

haste
/ (heɪst) /

noun

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

verb

a poetic word for hasten

Derived forms of haste

hasteful, adjectivehastefully, adverb

Word Origin for haste

C14: from Old French haste, of Germanic origin; compare Old Norse heifst hate, Old English hǣst strife, Old High German heisti powerful
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Idioms and Phrases with haste

haste

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