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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)

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 "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."