haste

[ heyst ]
/ heɪst /

noun

swiftness of motion; speed; celerity: He performed his task with great haste. They felt the need for haste.
urgent need of quick action; a hurry or rush: to be in haste to get ahead in the world.
unnecessarily quick action; thoughtless, rash, or undue speed: Haste makes waste.

verb (used with or without object), hast·ed, hast·ing.

Archaic. to hasten.

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Idioms for haste

    make haste, to act or go with speed; hurry: She made haste to tell the president the good news.

Origin of haste

1250–1300; Middle English < Old French < Germanic; akin to Old Frisian hāste, Old English hæst violence, Old Norse heifst hatred, Gothic haifsts quarrel

SYNONYMS FOR haste

1 See speed.
2 flurry, bustle, ado, urgency.
3 precipitancy, precipitation.

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British Dictionary definitions for hasting

haste
/ (heɪst) /

noun

speed, esp in an action; swiftness; rapidity
the act of hurrying in a careless or rash manner
a necessity for hurrying; urgency
make haste to hurry; rush

verb

a poetic word for hasten

Derived forms of haste

hasteful, adjectivehastefully, adverb

Word Origin for haste

C14: from Old French haste, of Germanic origin; compare Old Norse heifst hate, Old English hǣst strife, Old High German heisti powerful
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Idioms and Phrases with hasting

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