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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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
In many ways, the first inauguration was a hasty, slapdash affair.
Pettersen made a hasty exit and did not talk to reporters.
Despite my hasty departure from college, I had always been warm to the idea of
  academe and to academics.
The issue reveals infighting and hasty decisions that have become common in the
  computer security industry.
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