- 1 said, made, or done very quickly, especially when this has bad results synonym hurried a hasty departure/meal/farewell The army beat a hasty retreat. Let's not make any hasty decisions. She regretted her hasty words the moment she'd spoken.
- 2hasty in doing something (of a person) acting or deciding too quickly, without enough thought Perhaps I was too hasty in rejecting his offer. Idioms
to go away or back quickly, especially to avoid something unpleasant
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NAmE//ˈheɪstəli//adverb Perhaps I spoke too hastily. She hastily changed the subject.