Hasty

Definition of Hasty

Has´ty   Pronunciation: hās´tŷ
a.1.Involving haste; done, made, etc., in haste; as, a hasty retreat; a hasty sketch.
2.Demanding haste or immediate action.
3.Moving or acting with haste or in a hurry; hurrying; hence, acting without deliberation; precipitate; rash; easily excited; eager.
Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? There is more hope of a fool than of him.
- Prov. xxix. 20.
The hasty multitude
Admiring entered.
- Milton.
Be not hasty to go out of his sight.
- Eccl. viii. 3.
4.Made or reached without deliberation or due caution; as, a hasty conjecture, inference, conclusion, etc., a hasty resolution.
5.Proceeding from, or indicating, a quick temper.
Take no unkindness of his hasty words.
- Shak.
6.Forward; early; first ripe.

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