hurried

[ hur-eed, huhr- ]
/ ˈhɜr id, ˈhʌr- /

adjective

moving or working rapidly, especially forced or required to hurry, as a person.
characterized by or done with hurry; hasty: a hurried meal.

Nearby words

  1. hurricane,
  2. hurricane deck,
  3. hurricane lamp,
  4. hurricane warning,
  5. hurricane-force wind,
  6. hurriedly,
  7. hurry,
  8. hurry up and wait,
  9. hurry-scurry,
  10. hurry-up

Origin of hurried

First recorded in 1660–70; hurry + -ed2

Related formshur·ried·ly, adverbhur·ried·ness, nouno·ver·hur·ried, adjectiveo·ver·hur·ried·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for hurriedly

hurried

/ (ˈhʌrɪd) /

adjective

performed with great or excessive hastea hurried visit
Derived Formshurriedly, adverbhurriedness, noun

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Word Origin and History for hurriedly

hurried

"done in a rush," 1660s, from past participle of hurry (v.). Related: Hurriedly.

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