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Definition of "haste" []

  • Rapidity of action or motion. (noun)
  • Overeagerness to act. (noun)
  • Rash or headlong action; precipitateness. (noun)
  • To hasten or cause to hasten. (verb-transitive)
  • Make haste To move or act swiftly; hurry. (idiom)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "haste" in a sentence
  • "I probably should've proofread that as writing angry rants in haste is never a good thing, but I've never been this frustrated when dealing with an online store."
  • "And when Kamar al-Zaman saw the two, he rose to his father in haste from the couch whereon he sat and kissing his hands drew back and hung down his head and stood before him with his arms behind him, and thus remained for a full hour."
  • "Gabriel Le Noir came in haste from the military post where he had been stationed."