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Definition of hasty adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    hasty

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ˈheɪsti//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈheɪsti//
     
    (hastier, hastiest)
     
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  1. 1said, 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.
  2. 2hasty in doing something (of a person) acting or deciding too quickly, without enough thought Perhaps I was too hasty in rejecting his offer.
  3. Word Origin Middle English: from Old French hasti, hastif, from haste(noun), haster (verb), of Germanic origin.Extra examples Perhaps I was hasty in refusing the invitation. We had to make some very hasty decisions. Let’s not make any hasty decisions. She regretted her hasty words the moment she’d spoken. We made a hasty departure.Idioms to go away or back quickly, especially to avoid something unpleasant
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