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[hur-eed, huhr-] /ˈhɜr id, ˈhʌr-/
moving or working rapidly, especially forced or required to hurry, as a person.
characterized by or done with hurry; hasty:
a hurried meal.
Origin of hurried
1660-70; hurry + -ed2
Related forms
hurriedly, adverb
hurriedness, noun
overhurried, adjective
overhurriedly, adverb
2. hectic, slapdash, haphazard. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for hurriedly
  • Our hallway conversation was furtive, whispered hurriedly in the shadows of my office doorway.
  • It was enacted hurriedly without benefit of committee hearings, so great was the pressure to do something about the problem.
  • Some were atrocious train wrecks, hurriedly pushed out by companies looking to bring a product to market before it was ready.
  • He hurriedly decided to send someone to fetch a car.
  • After a moment's pause they rushed behind their stalls and hurriedly began polishing and propping up their wares.
  • If they were males, they would hurriedly slither away, often with fresh wounds on their tails.
  • He hurriedly recorded the insight by drawing functional curves on the shower wall with bars of soap.
  • His plays, therefore, were probably composed hurriedly.
  • It was past nine o'clock when he left his own house and he set out so hurriedly that he forgot to put on his overshoes.
  • Change a single stream of denting and change it hurriedly, what does it express, it expresses nausea.
British Dictionary definitions for hurriedly


performed with great or excessive haste: a hurried visit
Derived Forms
hurriedly, adverb
hurriedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for hurriedly


"done in a rush," 1660s, from past participle of hurry (v.). Related: Hurriedly.

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