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overhasty

[oh-ver-hey-stee]
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  1. excessively hasty; rash: overhasty judgment.
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Origin of overhasty

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at over-, hasty
Related formso·ver·hast·i·ly, adverbo·ver·hast·i·ness, noun
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Related Words for overhasty

foolhardy, ill-considered, thoughtless, irresponsible, careless, unwise, ill-advised, foolish, reckless, hasty, untimely, impetuous, indiscreet, bold, daring, audacious, immature, imprudent, irrational, premature

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  • So he drew back and waited awhile, thinking he had been overhasty.

    Children of the Dawn

    Elsie Finnimore Buckley

  • "You are overhasty, and forget yourself, Pedro," he said at length.

  • I have come to the conclusion, young ladies, that I was overhasty in my judgment.

    Dandelion Cottage

    Carroll Watson Rankin

  • He declared, that, if he should be overhasty, he would most assuredly ruin every thing.

  • The thane was overhasty certainly, but one does not think with pain gnawing at one.

    Havelok The Dane

    Charles Whistler