adjective, hast·i·er, hast·i·est.
Examples from the Web for hasty
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
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.
On a wall in hasty letters: “The rich kids have better gas masks, we are jealous.”Smiling Under a Cloud of Tear Gas: Elif Shafak on Istanbul’s Streets|Elif Shafak|June 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
His stores of oatmeal were brought out, kine were slaughtered; and a rude and hasty meal was set before the numerous guests.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
He is moody, and absent-minded, and—and hasty, and he settles to nothing.A Change of Air|Anthony Hope
He reflected in silence for a moment, and Denise made, in her turn, a hasty movement of impatience.The Isle of Unrest|Henry Seton Merriman
Arthur explained his hasty return by alleging he had forgot his purse at the convent.Anne of Geierstein|Walter Scott
No one was about; and, with a light and hasty step, he proceeded to the hall below, and onward to the porch.Hildebrand|Anonymous
British Dictionary definitions for hasty
adjective -tier or -tiest
Word Origin and History for hasty
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]