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hasty

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/ ˈheɪ sti /
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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; passing; slight: a hasty glance.
easily irritated or angered; irascible: a hasty temper.

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Origin of hasty

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English, from Middle French hasti, hastif; see haste, -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM hasty

hast·i·ly, adverbhast·i·ness, nounun·hast·y, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hasty

hasty
/ (ˈheɪstɪ) /

adjective -tier or -tiest

rapid; swift; quick
excessively or rashly quick
short-tempered
showing irritation or angerhasty words

Derived forms of hasty

hastily, adverbhastiness, noun
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