adjective, hast·i·er, hast·i·est.

moving or acting with haste; speedy; quick; hurried.
made or done with haste or speed: a hasty visit.
unduly quick; precipitate; rash: a hasty decision.
brief; fleeting; slight; superficial: a hasty glance.
impatient; impetuous; thoughtless; injudicious: hasty words.
easily irritated or angered; irascible: a hasty temper.

Nearby words

  1. hasting,
  2. hastings,
  3. hastings, battle of,
  4. hastings, thomas,
  5. hastings, warren,
  6. hasty pudding,
  7. hat,
  8. hat dance,
  9. hat in hand,
  10. hat in the ring

Origin of hasty

1300–50; Middle English < Middle French hasti, hastif; see haste, -ive

Related formshast·i·ly, adverbhast·i·ness, nounun·hast·i·ly, adverbun·hast·y, adjective

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adjective -tier or -tiest

rapid; swift; quick
excessively or rashly quick
showing irritation or angerhasty words
Derived Formshastily, adverbhastiness, noun

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