[ hur-eed, huhr- ]
See synonyms for: hurriedhurriedlyhurriedness on

  1. moving or working rapidly, especially forced or required to hurry, as a person.

  2. characterized by or done with hurry; hasty: a hurried meal.

Origin of hurried

First recorded in 1660–70; hurry + -ed2

Other words for hurried

Other words from hurried

  • hur·ried·ly, adverb
  • hur·ried·ness, noun
  • o·ver·hur·ried, adjective
  • o·ver·hur·ried·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use hurried in a sentence

  • The old man seemed to be greatly agitated, and hurriedly whispering, "We thought you were never coming, sir!"

    Davy and The Goblin | Charles E. Carryl
  • She poured out some chocolate, took it hurriedly, and quitted the room, leaving her husband in a disheartening reverie.

    Elster's Folly | Mrs. Henry Wood
  • Turning the position, the French swept down on Portugal, while the English hurriedly fell back before them.

    Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
  • As the train slowly moved from the platform, the girls walked hurriedly along for a few yards.

  • A newsboy boarded the train and passed hurriedly through the cars with the morning papers.

    The Homesteader | Oscar Micheaux

British Dictionary definitions for hurried


/ (ˈhʌrɪd) /

  1. performed with great or excessive haste: a hurried visit

Derived forms of hurried

  • hurriedly, adverb
  • hurriedness, noun

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