[ hey-stee ]
/ ˈheɪ sti /

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; slight; superficial: a hasty glance.
impatient; impetuous; thoughtless; injudicious: hasty words.
easily irritated or angered; irascible: a hasty temper.

Origin of hasty

1300–50; Middle English < Middle French hasti, hastif; see haste, -ive


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British Dictionary definitions for hasty

/ (ˈheɪstɪ) /

adjective -tier or -tiest

rapid; swift; quick
excessively or rashly quick
showing irritation or angerhasty words

Derived forms of hasty

hastily, adverbhastiness, noun
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