adjective, hast·i·er, hast·i·est.
- hastings, battle of,
- hastings, thomas,
- hastings, warren,
- hasty pudding,
- hat dance,
- hat in hand,
- hat in the ring
Origin of hasty
Examples from the Web for hastily
And while there now are blood reserves lining hospital shelves, Dudley said the nonprofit is hastily approaching a crisis.
A senior Russian ambassador has demanded—and been hastily given—a top-level appointment at the Foreign Office today.
This week Weiner addressed the new revelations at a hastily called press conference.Anthony Weiner and Other Democrats in Sex Scandals Don’t Mention God|Dean Obeidallah|July 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“It caused the perpetrators to hastily plan and make mistakes,” Cilluffo said.The Suspect Remains at Large, But the Lockdown Was a Big Success|Eli Lake|April 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Instead they hastily passed what was basically a draft bill, which had done virtually nothing about the MEPs.
"I mean only that He could not have the heart," she said hastily.Tommy and Grizel|J.M. Barrie
David, seizing the opportunity, deposited his reserve of lozenges in the ground and hastily swept some earth over them.Brother Jacob|George Eliot
Together the lads pieced out the narrative as they had hastily prepared it.Blackbeard: Buccaneer|Ralph D. Paine
The key-note to her character is in this novel she grabbed as she hastily packed her bag—‘The Madness of May.’The Madness of May|Meredith Nicholson
Some repairers use a hastily made solution of powdered colour such as burnt umber, and paint or rub it into the wood.The Repairing & Restoration of Violins|Horace Petherick
adjective -tier or -tiest
mid-14c., "speedy, quick," by 1500s replacing or nativizing earlier hastif (c.1300) "eager, impetuous," from Old French hastif "speedy, rapid; forward, advanced; rash, impetuous" (12c., Modern French hâtif), from haste (see haste). Meaning "requiring haste" is late 14c. (the sense in hasty pudding, 1590s, so called because it was made quickly); that of "rash" is from early 15c. Related: Hastiness. Old French also had a form hasti (for loss of terminal -f, cf. joli/jolif, etc.), which may have influenced the form of the English word.
The termination was doubtless from the first identified with native -i, -y, from OE -ig; and it is noticeable that the other Teutonic langs. have formed corresponding adjs. of that type: Du. haastig, Ger., Da., Sw. hastig. [OED]