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Origin of hasty
OTHER WORDS FROM hastyhast·i·ly, adverbhast·i·ness, nounun·hast·y, adjective
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What does hasty mean?
Hasty most commonly means too fast and often careless.
Synonyms include rash, rushed, or hurried.
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 usually how hasty is used.
Being too hasty when doing something is thought to lead to mistakes. A hasty decision is one that is thought to have been made too quickly, often leading to negative consequences. A hasty generalization involves jumping to broad conclusions by judging something too quickly.
Hasty can also mean brief or moving with or done with speed, as in a hasty visit.
The adverb hastily can simply mean rapidly but is usually used to mean carelessly, rashly, or too quickly.
Example: Don’t be too hasty when decorating the cake—take your time and do it properly.
Where does hasty come from?
The first records of the word hasty come from the 1300s. The noun haste is related to the Old English hæst, “violence,” the Old Norse heifst, “hatred,” the Gothic haifsts, “quarrel,” and the Old High German heisti, “powerful.”
Hasty 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 being hasty is taking your time.
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How is hasty used in real life?
Hasty is most commonly used in a negative way. It’s especially used in terms like hasty decision and advice to not be hasty.
Neymar made a hasty decision to go from Barcelona. Money is not everything and he will regret a great deal#Neymar
— عقاب الشيباني (@Eqqab) August 2, 2017
practice being calm and collected during stressful situations, the last thing you want is to make hasty decisions
— Apollo's Goddess 🌙🌺 (@_Mi_caela) December 14, 2020
Don’t be hasty in tweeting unconfirmed bad news. It’s never worth the likes and retweets .
— M.anifest (@manifestive) December 8, 2020
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How to use hasty in a sentence
Images of thousands of Afghans desperately trying to flee their country following a hasty US withdrawal have provoked an international outcry.
So the agency turned to better-equipped academic institutes and private medical centers, including at Baylor College of Medicine, Texas A&M, and Houston Methodist, a hasty stopgap pattern seen in state after state last year.What We Learned About Genetic Sequencing During COVID-19 Could Revolutionize Public Health|Alice Park|June 11, 2021|Time
One of the women abruptly becomes a love interest, as if in a hasty attempt to make us feel something for her underdeveloped character seconds before her doom.Why Isn’t Sean Spicer Mauled by Zombies in Zack Snyder’s ‘Army of the Dead?’|Melissa Leon|May 21, 2021|The Daily Beast
The board’s decision has become fodder for Bottoms’ critics, who said it represented her hasty and inconsistent leadership style.Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms says she won’t seek reelection|Tim Craig, Vanessa Williams, John Wagner|May 7, 2021|Washington Post
That left the Free State, Maryland, as the closest place for many couples to obtain a hasty marriage license.How One Small Maryland Town Became the Marriage Capital of the East Coast in the Early 20th Century|Melissa August|February 11, 2021|Time
Benjamin Franklin warned against making any hasty conclusions on such “a point of great importance.”
But the thrill was already gone when Fox rushed out a hasty follow-up later that year, The Next Joe Millionaire.You Really Don't Want to Watch Fox’s ‘I Wanna Marry “Harry”’|Jason Lynch|May 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One of my greatest phobias is getting rocketed while showering or using the bathroom, so I keep those trips hasty.Dodging Rockets in Afghanistan as the Taliban’s Fighting Season Begins|Nick Willard|May 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This course of action is what the Constitution envisions and also slows down the hasty rush to war.Why Obama Should Be Applauded for Consulting Congress on Syria|Aaron Magid|September 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Haddad flew back immediately to find his city rising up, and is now beating a hasty retreat on the bus-fare increase.
This is, of course, possible, but it cannot be more than speculation; the final Dunciad does show evidence of hasty revision.A Letter from Mr. Cibber to Mr. Pope|Colley Cibber
And saying a hasty good afternoon, he popped through his doorway and vanished at Billy Woodchuck's feet.The Tale of Grandfather Mole|Arthur Scott Bailey
Gilbert's "O shame, father," and Mrs. Rushmere's "God bless the dear child," following her hasty retreat.The World Before Them|Susanna Moodie
Stunned by the reception they received, those who had not been killed or wounded beat a hasty retreat.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
Sir Ralph, Mr. Findlay (who was helping us) and I, had our hasty lunch together.