Definition of "hasty" []

  • Characterized by speed; rapid. See Synonyms at fast1. (adjective)
  • Done or made too quickly to be accurate or wise; rash: a hasty decision. See Synonyms at impetuous. (adjective)
  • Easily angered; irritable. (adjective)
  • Rapid; swift; quick (adjective)

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  • Excessively or rashly quick (adjective)
  • Short-tempered (adjective)
  • Showing irritation or anger (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "hasty" in a sentence
  • "The Cabinet said it also wants the Israeli leadership to apologize for what it described as "hasty" remarks about Egypt."
  • "Asmal warned against what he described as hasty and ill-considered responses to the national higher education plan."
  • "Fisheries director Erminio Lima Alberto told AFP that the EU should reconsider the ban, which he called a hasty measure."