Adjective "hasty" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Done with excessive speed or urgency; hurried.
  1. 'hasty decisions'
  2. 'Next day I discovered that in my hasty exit I left my favourite belt behind.'
  3. 'Other scenarios are about not jumping to the wrong, hasty conclusion: a lesson, it seems, we could all learn.'
  4. 'It's too early and it's too different and we should be careful of making bad, hasty decisions.'
  5. 'It looked like I had made a hasty and unthinking attempt to hide the fact.'
  6. 'This, they hold, gives the man a chance to atone for any hasty decision he might have taken.'
  7. 'A harbour is a valuable asset and it is to be hoped that no hasty decision is taken that we will regret later.'
  8. 'One model-actress kept the children waiting for hours, and then made a hasty exit after five minutes.'
  9. 'Last week, there were encouraging signs that the BBC would not be making any hasty decisions.'
  10. 'He said he had been banned from talking openly despite apologising to Mr Yacomeni and admitting he may have been hasty talking to the press.'
  11. 'The campaign warns people not to let the caller in if they are suspicious, or to be pressured into a hasty decision and pay any money up front.'
  12. 'Passion marks all what you do this week: there are chances of your falling in love at first sight or getting into a hasty marriage.'
  13. 'With these words he kissed the hand he still held and made a hasty departure.'
  14. 'Yet other calamities could occur that might frighten governments and regulators into taking hasty action.'
  15. 'But in view of the weak financial conditions and low level of technology of the local entertainment industry, this optimism seems somewhat hasty.'
  16. 'Whereas the Court is still looked upon with suspicion for its hasty ruling on the 2000 Presidential election, we note a couple instances where it has affirmed common sense.'
  17. 'Challenged to a repeat bet over the next decade, Ehrlich beat a hasty retreat.'
  18. 'Why would you behave in a manner that we might call hasty later on?'
  19. 'Dravid had missed out on a lovely batting surface in Multan, consumed on a rather hasty pull by Sami.'
  20. 'Apologizing for his hasty suggestion, JOH explained that a closer look at the patient's blood might provide a more accurate diagnosis.'
  21. 'Things got worse when he was made an offer that he had to refuse and he made a hasty retreat.'
  22. 'By nature they are naturally quick-witted, bold, hasty, quarrelsome and courageous.'
  23. 'Few blush at being termed a hasty man, but consider it is said "He that is governed by his passions is little superior to a fool."'


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; slight; superficial: a hasty glance.

5. impatient; impetuous; thoughtless; injudicious: hasty words.

6. easily irritated or angered; irascible: a hasty temper.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be hasty in things."

"unions can be hasty in things."

"places can be hasty in things."

"investors can be hasty in returnings."

"authorities can be hasty in things."

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Middle English: from Old French hasti, hastif, from haste (see haste).