hasty

  • 1 Hasty — Has ty (h[=a]s t[y^]), a. [Compar. {Hastier} ( t[i^]*[ e]r); superl. {Hastiest}.] [Akin to D. haastig, G., Sw., & Dan. hastig. See {Haste}, n.] 1. Involving haste; done, made, etc., in haste; as, a hasty retreat; a hasty sketch. [1913 Webster] 2 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Hasty — ist der Name mehrerer Orte in den Vereinigten Staaten: Hasty (Arkansas) Hasty (Colorado) Hasty (Georgia) Hasty (Kansas) Hasty (Minnesota) Hasty (North Carolina) Zerstörer der britischen Marine: HMS Hasty (1894) HMS Hasty (H24) Personen: James… …

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  • 3 Hasty — may refer to:* Hasty, Colorado, United States * HMS Hasty (1894), a Charger class destroyer * HMS Hasty (H24), an H class destroyer * Hasty (racehorse), an unconsidered competitor who finished fifth in the 1840 Grand NationalPeople with the… …

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  • 4 hasty — mid 14c., speedy, quick, by 1500s replacing or nativizing earlier hastif (c.1300) eager, impetuous, from O.Fr. hastif speedy, rapid; forward, advanced; rash, impetuous (12c., Mod.Fr. hátif), from haste (see HASTE (Cf. haste)). Meaning requiring… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 hasty — hasty; un·hasty; …

    English syllables

  • 6 hasty — [hās′tē] adj. hastier, hastiest [ME hasti < OFr hasti, hastif: see HASTE] 1. done or made with haste; quick; hurried [a hasty lunch] 2. done or made too quickly and with too little thought; rash; impetuous 3. short tempered 4. showing… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 hasty — index brief, careless, cursory, expeditious, heedless, hot blooded, ill advised, ill judged, impolitic …

    Law dictionary

  • 8 hasty — 1 speedy, quick, expeditious, rapid, *fast, swift, fleet Analogous words: *agile, brisk, nimble: hurried, quickened (see SPEED vb) Contrasted words: *s!ow, deliberate, dilatory, leisurely, laggard 2 *precipitate, headlong, abrupt, impetuous,… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 hasty — [adj] speedy; without much thought abrupt, agile, brash, breakneck*, brief, brisk, careless, chop chop*, cursory, eager, expeditious, fast, fiery, fleet, fleeting, foolhardy, harefooted*, headlong, heedless, hurried, illadvised, impatient,… …

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  • 10 hasty — ► ADJECTIVE (hastier, hastiest) ▪ done or acting with haste; hurried. DERIVATIVES hastily adverb hastiness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 hasty — [[t]he͟ɪsti[/t]] hastier, hastiest 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A hasty movement, action, or statement is sudden, and often done in reaction to something that has just happened. One company is giving its employees airplane tickets in the event they… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 hasty — hastily, adv. hastiness, n. /hay stee/, adj., hastier, hastiest. 1. moving or acting with haste; speedy; quick; hurried. 2. made or done with haste or speed: a hasty visit. 3. unduly quick; precipitate; rash: a hasty decision. 4. brief; fleeting; …

    Universalium

  • 13 hasty — hast|y [ˈheısti] adj 1.) done in a hurry, especially with bad results = ↑hurried ▪ He soon regretted his hasty decision. ▪ a hasty breakfast 2.) be hasty to do something too soon, without careful enough thought ▪ Let s not be hasty sit down for a …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 hasty — UK [ˈheɪstɪ] / US adjective Word forms hasty : adjective hasty comparative hastier superlative hastiest 1) done in a hurry because you do not have much time a hasty inspection 2) doing things in a hurry, without careful planning or thought She… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 hasty — hast•y [[t]ˈheɪ sti[/t]] adj. hast•i•er, hast•i•est 1) moving or acting with haste; speedy; hurried 2) made or done with haste or speed: a hasty visit[/ex] 3) precipitate; rash: a hasty decision[/ex] 4) brief; fleeting; superficial: a hasty… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 hasty — /ˈheɪsti/ (say haystee) adjective (hastier, hastiest) 1. moving or acting with haste; speedy; quick; hurried. 2. made or done with haste or speed: a hasty visit. 3. unduly quick in movement or action; precipitate; rash: hasty reply. 4. done with… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 Hasty — This interesting and uncommon name is of Old French origin, and is one of that group of early European surnames that were gradually created from the habitual use of nicknames. These were acquired in the first instance with reference to a person s …

    Surnames reference

  • 18 hasty — hast|y [ heısti ] adjective 1. ) done in a hurry because you do not have much time: a hasty inspection 2. ) doing things in a hurry, without careful planning or thought: She shouldn t be so hasty. ╾ hast|i|ly adverb: a hastily written note ╾… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 hasty — adjective done in a hurry, especially with bad results: He soon regretted his hasty decision. | a hasty breakfast hastily adverb hastiness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 hasty — adjective 1) hasty steps Syn: quick, hurried, fast, swift, rapid, speedy, brisk; literary fleet Ant: slow 2) hasty decisions Syn: rash …

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