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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hasty, headlongadjective

    excessively quick

    "made a hasty exit"; "a headlong rush to sell"

  2. hasty, overhasty, precipitate, precipitant, precipitousadjective

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. hastyadjective

    Acting in haste; being too hurried or quick. (e.g. Without much thinking about it they made a hasty decision to buy it.)

  2. Etymology: hastif (Modern hâtif), from.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Hastyadjective

    Etymology: hastif, French, from haste; haestig, Dutch.

    Is all the counsel that we two have shar’d,
    The sisters vows, the hours that we have spent,
    When we have chid the hasty footed time
    For parting us. William Shakespeare, Midsummer Night’s Dream.

    He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding; but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly. Prov. xiv. 29.

    Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? There is more hope of a fool than of him. Prov. xxix. 20.

    Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God. Eccl. v. 2.

    Beauty shall be a fading flower, and as the hasty fruit before the Summer. Is. xxviii. 4.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hastynoun

    involving haste; done, made, etc., in haste; as, a hasty sketch

  2. Hastynoun

    demanding haste or immediate action

  3. Hastynoun

    moving or acting with haste or in a hurry; hurrying; hence, acting without deliberation; precipitate; rash; easily excited; eager

  4. Hastynoun

    made or reached without deliberation or due caution; as, a hasty conjecture, inference, conclusion, etc., a hasty resolution

  5. Hastynoun

    proceeding from, or indicating, a quick temper

  6. Hastynoun

    forward; early; first ripe

  7. Etymology: [Akin to D. haastig, G., Sw., & Dan. hastig. See Haste, n.]

Freebase

  1. Hasty

    Hasty is a census-designated place and a U.S. Post Office located in Bent County, Colorado, United States. The population as of the 2010 Census was 144. The Hasty Post Office has the ZIP Code 81044.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hasty in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hasty in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of hasty in a Sentence

  1. Wilfred Owen:

    What passing bells for these who die as cattleOnly the monstrous anger of the guns.Only the stuttering rifles' rapid rattleCan patter out their hasty orisons.

  2. Michelle Hanisee:

    Governor Newsom, who supported the failed initiative to end the death penalty in 2006, is usurping the express will of California voters and substituting his personal preferences via this hasty and ill-considered moratorium on the death penalty.

  3. Lao Tzu:

    The heavy is the root of the light. The tranquil is the ruler of the hasty.

  4. Saadi Shirazi:

    Affairs succeed by patience, and he that is hasty falleth headlong.

  5. Jason Hall:

    The cost is man, the toll is man, and it's this man and every other soldier that fights, if we understand that, maybe we won't be so hasty into jumping into war.

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