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Definition of "overhasty" [o•ver•has•ty]

  • Too hasty. (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "overhasty" in a sentence
  • "Charlotte Bronte was a year in writing "Jane Eyre," spurred on to new effort by the recent rejection of "The Professor," but to write such a book in a year cannot be called overhasty production when one considers how much of "Jane Eyre" was drawn from Charlotte Bronte's own life, and also how she and her sisters had been experimenting with literature from their earliest childhood."
  • "It said Foreign Affairs clearly did not understand the consequences of South Africa's "overhasty" action in severing diplomatic ties with the Republic of China (Taiwan)."
  • "Three senior judges agreed to remove the most damning passage, but Lord Neuberger later admitted he may have been "overhasty" in removing his comments at the request of Jonathan Sumption QC, working on behalf of the Foreign Secretary, David Miliband."