adjective, hast·i·er, hast·i·est.
Examples from the Web for hastiness
She fancied she saw Cambyses holding out his hand as if to ask forgiveness for his hastiness and foolish jealousy.An Egyptian Princess, Complete|Georg Ebers
He was often brusque and harsh, and more than once was properly reproved for his hastiness and want of consideration.A Book about Doctors|John Cordy Jeaffreson
Much as her waywardness and hastiness were at fault, he was still more to blame in effecting the rupture between them.Mary Wollstonecraft|Elizabeth Robins Pennell
Then a swift fear took her of disloyalty, of hastiness, of self-confidence trenching on cruelty.The History of Sir Richard Calmady|Lucas Malet
O master, what a mess of brewis stands now upon the point of spoiling by your hastiness.
British Dictionary definitions for hastiness
adjective -tier or -tiest
Word Origin and History for hastiness
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]