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Meaning of HASTY

Pronunciation:  'heystee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  excessively quick; "made a hasty exit"; "a headlong rush to sell"
  2. [adj]  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"

HASTY is a 5 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: headlong, hurried, overhasty, precipitant, precipitate



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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

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

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.

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