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Hasty definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

HASTY, a. Quick; speedy; opposed to slow.
Be not hasty to go out of his sight. Ecclesiastes 8.
1. Eager precipitate; rash; opposed to deliberate.
Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words?
There is more hope of a fool than of him. Proverbs 29.
2. Irritable; easily excited to wrath; passionate.
He that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly. Proverbs 14.
3. Early ripe; forward; as hasty fruit. Isaiah 28.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: excessively quick; "made a hasty exit"; "a headlong rush to sell" [syn: hasty, headlong]
2: done with very great haste and without due deliberation; "hasty marriage seldom proveth well"- Shakespeare; "hasty makeshifts take the place of planning"- Arthur Geddes; "rejected what was regarded as an overhasty plan for reconversion"; "wondered whether they had been rather precipitate in deposing the king" [syn: hasty, overhasty, precipitate, precipitant, precipitous]

Merriam Webster's

adjective (hastier; -est) Date: 14th century 1. a. archaic rapid in action or movement ; speedy b. done or made in a hurry c. fast and typically superficial <made a hasty examination of the wound> 2. eager, impatient 3. precipitate, rash 4. prone to anger ; irritable Synonyms: see fast hastiness noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. (hastier, hastiest) 1 hurried; acting too quickly or hurriedly. 2 said, made, or done too quickly or too soon; rash, unconsidered. 3 quick-tempered. Derivatives: hastily adv. hastiness n. Etymology: ME f. OF hasti, hastif (as HASTE, -IVE)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Hasty Has"ty, a. [Compar. Hastier; superl. Hastiest.] [Akin to D. haastig, G., Sw., & Dan. hastig. See Haste, n.] 1. Involving haste; done, made, etc., in haste; as, a hasty sketch. 2. Demanding haste or immediate action. [R.] --Chaucer. ``Hasty employment.'' --Shak. 3. Moving or acting with haste or in a hurry; hurrying; hence, acting without deliberation; precipitate; rash; easily excited; eager. 4. Made or reached without deliberation or due caution; as, a hasty conjecture, inference, conclusion, etc., a hasty resolution. 5. Proceeding from, or indicating, a quick temper. Take no unkindness of his hasty words. --Shak. 6. Forward; early; first ripe. [Obs.] ``As the hasty fruit before the summer.'' --Is. xxviii. 4.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(hastier, hastiest) 1. A hasty movement, action, or statement is sudden, and often done in reaction to something that has just happened. One company is giving its employees airplane tickets in the event they need to make a hasty escape. = swift, quick ADJ: usu ADJ n hastily 'It may be satisfying, but it's not fun.' 'No, I'm sure it's not,' said Virginia hastily. 'I didn't mean that.' = swiftly ADV: ADV with v 2. A hasty event or action is one that is completed more quickly than normal. After the hasty meal, the men had moved forward to take up their positions. = quick, hurried ADJ: usu ADJ n hastily He said good night hastily, promising that he would phone Hans in the morning... = hurriedly ADV: ADV with v 3. If you describe a person or their behaviour as hasty, you mean that they are acting too quickly, without thinking carefully, for example because they are angry. A number of the United States' allies had urged him not to take a hasty decision. = rash ADJ [disapproval] hastily I decided that nothing should be done hastily, that things had to be sorted out carefully. ADV: ADV with v

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. 1. Quick, swift, rapid, fleet, speedy, fast, brisk. 2. Cursory, slight, hurried, rapid, superficial. 3. Rash, precipitate, headlong, reckless, thoughtless, indiscreet. 4. Passionate, irritable, touchy, testy, pettish, waspish, petulant, peevish, fretful, fiery, choleric, irascible, excitable, hot, peppery.

1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

Precipitate, passionate. He is none of the Hastings sort; a saying of a slow, loitering fellow: an allusion to the Hastings pea, which is the first in season.

Moby Thesaurus

a bit previous, abrupt, accident-prone, ad-lib, advanced, agile, antsy, antsy-pantsy, anxious, bearish, brash, breakneck, breathless, brief, brisk, careless, caught napping, caught off balance, caught short, chafing, choleric, combustible, contentious, cranky, cursory, dashing, desperate, devil-may-care, double-quick, eager, eagle-winged, edgy, electrifying, excited, expeditious, explosive, express, extemporaneous, extemporized, far ahead, fast, festinate, feverish, fiery, fleet, fleeting, flying, forward, fretful, fretting, furious, galloping, hair-trigger, half-baked, half-cocked, haphazard, harum-scarum, headlong, heedless, hopped-up, hot, hot-tempered, hotheaded, hurried, hustling, ill-advised, ill-considered, immediate, impatient, impetuous, impromptu, improvised, impulsive, in a lather, in a stew, in a sweat, incautious, inconsiderate, instant, instantaneous, irascible, irritable, last-minute, light of heel, light-footed, lively, mad, madcap, makeshift, mercurial, momentary, nerve-shattering, nimble, nimble-footed, not firm, on edge, on the spot, overeager, overenthusiastic, overhasty, oversoon, overzealous, passing, passionate, peppery, perfunctory, petulant, precipitant, precipitate, precipitous, precocious, premature, previous, prompt, quick, quick as lightning, quick as thought, quick-tempered, rapid, rash, reckless, restive, restless, rough-and-ready, running, rushed, rushing, shocking, short-tempered, slap-bang, slapdash, snap, snappy, spanking, speedy, splenetic, spunky, squirming, squirmy, startling, sudden, superficial, surprised, surprising, swift, taken aback, taken by surprise, taken unawares, testy, thoughtless, too early, too soon, tripped up, unanticipated, unarranged, unbegun, unconcocted, uncontrived, uncrystallized, undeliberated, undevised, uneasy, unexpected, unforeseen, unhatched, unjelled, unlooked-for, unmade, unmanufactured, unmatured, unmeditated, unorganized, unpatient, unplanned, unpredicted, unpremeditated, unprepared, unprimed, unquiet, unready, unripe, unstudied, unthinking, untimely, urgent, volatile, volcanic, wanton, waspish, wild, winged

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