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What does hastily mean?
Hastily means rashly or too quickly and often carelessly.
The related adjective hasty most commonly means too fast and often careless.
The noun haste most commonly refers to urgency, such as in completing a task. Haste can also be used as another word for speed or swiftness. But haste also commonly means urgency or speed that is careless or reckless. This is how the word is used in the expression haste makes waste, which means that rushing things leads to mistakes. This is how hasty and hastily are most commonly used.
Doing things hastily is thought to lead to mistakes. Making a decision hastily is making it too quickly, often leading to negative consequences.
Hastily can also mean speedily, as in We packed up hastily and left as quickly as we could.
Example: Don’t make big decisions hastily—you should always take some time to think about them.
Where does hastily come from?
The first records of the word hastily come from around 1300. The noun haste is related to the English hæst, “violence,” the Old Norse heifst, “hatred,” the Gothic haifsts, “quarrel,” and the Old High German heisti, “powerful.” The suffix -ly is used to form adverbs (the y in hasty is changed to an i in hastily, which is a spelling convention used in other adverbs whose base adjectives end in y, such as happily).
Hastily is most often used in a negative way. Most of the time, it implies that something was simply done too quickly, leading to mistakes. The opposite of doing something hastily is taking your time.
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Hastily is most commonly used in a negative way to imply that something has been done too quickly and in a careless way.
We DO need to abolish #fossilfuel subsidies, but it can't be rushed. If done too hastily, policy reforms can backfire, as was the case in Ecuador recently. Our new blog post from @FunkeFranziska and @merriaura outlines what we can learn from this: https://t.co/xJFgAYK1qm
— IISD (@IISD_news) October 25, 2019
In beating the US and EU last week to authorising the #CovidVaccine, Britain kicked off a spirited debate about whether it had moved too hastily or the others were wasting valuable time as the death toll mounted | via @nytimeshttps://t.co/L2wqG1p1hg
— Firstpost (@firstpost) December 9, 2020
— KEI (@KoreaEconInst) December 8, 2020
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How to use hastily in a sentence
But, like a hastily eaten fast-food meal, they’re quickly forgotten.
The hastily drafted bill left open to interpretation which sorts of businesses would be eligible to get this tax break.Georgia Senator David Perdue Privately Pushed for a Tax Break for Rich Sports Teamowners|by Robert Faturechi and Justin Elliott|November 20, 2020|ProPublica
Section 230 barely rates a mention in Senate’s hasty pre-election flogging of tech CEOsWe’ll have more from our interview with Case tomorrow.AOL founder Steve Case, involved early in Section 230, says it’s time to change it|Connie Loizos|October 30, 2020|TechCrunch
If you build a winterized outdoor patio, they still might not comeAs more states are allowing the hospitality business to reopen in varying capacities, restaurants, particularly those in cooler climates, are hastily prepping for a winter al fresco.As Restaurants Prepare for Winter Outdoor Dining, Convincing Customers Remains a Challenge|Jaya Saxena|October 15, 2020|Eater
It might have been an additional shield to some particular interests, and another obstacle generally to hasty and partial measures.
The pale, baby-faced, red-cheeked rapper is furiously puffing away at a hastily-made blunt crammed with low-grade weed.The Cult of Yung Lean: ‘I’m Building An Anarchistic Society From the Ground Up’|Marlow Stern|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
And while there now are blood reserves lining hospital shelves, Dudley said the nonprofit is hastily approaching a crisis.
A video has appeared that experts believe shows the Buk missile battery being hastily withdrawn to the border with Russia.MH17 Is the World’s First Open-Source Air Crash Investigation|Clive Irving|July 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A senior Russian ambassador has demanded—and been hastily given—a top-level appointment at the Foreign Office today.
While the Bear and WaMu deals were conducted hastily, and amid market turmoil, the rules still apply.Let’s All Stop Feeling Sorry for JPMorgan Chase Having to Pay Billions|Daniel Gross|October 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In case any reader should hastily exclaim, “What a ridiculous question; there can be only one southward!”The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
Her last words floated back from the depths of the corridor; a clock was striking and she had pattered off hastily.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
Here Robinson suddenly turned pale, and, hastily reaching out for his gun, sprang to his feet.Davy and The Goblin|Charles E. Carryl
Not having completed the loading of his gun, Tom hastily rode behind a dense bush, and concealed himself as well as he could.Hunting the Lions|R.M. Ballantyne
He paused; and hastily wrote a few lines, to say that parent still lived, and would yet proclaim himself with honour to the world.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter