hasty

[hey-stee]
adjective, hastier, hastiest.
1.
moving or acting with haste; speedy; quick; hurried.
2.
made or done with haste or speed: a hasty visit.
3.
unduly quick; precipitate; rash: a hasty decision.
4.
brief; fleeting; slight; superficial: a hasty glance.
5.
impatient; impetuous; thoughtless; injudicious: hasty words.
6.
easily irritated or angered; irascible: a hasty temper.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English < Middle French hasti, hastif; see haste, -ive

hastily, adverb
hastiness, noun
unhastily, adverb
unhasty, adjective


1. swift, rapid, fast, fleet, brisk. 3. foolhardy, reckless, headlong. 6. testy, touchy, fiery, excitable, irritable.


1. slow. 3. deliberate.
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hasty (ˈheɪstɪ)
 
adj , -tier, -tiest
1.  rapid; swift; quick
2.  excessively or rashly quick
3.  short-tempered
4.  showing irritation or anger: hasty words
 
'hastily
 
adv
 
'hastiness
 
n

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Word Origin & History

hasty
mid-14c., "speedy, quick," from O.Fr. hasti, hastif (Mod.Fr. hâtif), from haste (Mod.Fr. hâte); see haste. Meaning "requiring haste" is late 14c. (the sense in hasty pudding, 1590s, so called because it was made quickly); that of "rash" is from early 15c.
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Example sentences
When slowed down with a high-speed camera, you can see a ring hurtling towards
  the hastily constructed houses.
Their weapons are a mishmash of hastily acquired arms, which few of them know
  how to use.
Most academics don't present hastily written papers.
At the same time, she has thrown her opponents off balance, as they now hastily
  prepare for an early election.
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