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Definition of Hasty


  1. Involving haste; done, made, etc., in haste; as, a hasty sketch.
  2. Demanding haste or immediate action.
  3. Moving or acting with haste or in a hurry; hurrying; hence, acting without deliberation; precipitate; rash; easily excited; eager.
  4. Made or reached without deliberation or due caution; as, a hasty conjecture, inference, conclusion, etc., a hasty resolution.
  5. Proceeding from, or indicating, a quick temper.
  6. Forward; early; first ripe.

Hasty Quotations

College is a refuge from hasty judgment.
Robert Frost

One cool judgment is worth a thousand hasty counsels. The thing to do is to supply light and not heat.
Woodrow Wilson

A hasty judgment is a first step to recantation.
Publilius Syrus

How little do they see what is, who frame their hasty judgments upon that which seems.
Robert Southey

How little do they see what really is, who frame their hasty judgment upon that which seems.
Daniel Webster
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Hasty Translations

hasty in German is eilfertig, hastig, eilig
hasty in Italian is frettoloso
hasty in Latin is festinus
hasty in Norwegian is rask, forhastet, hissig
hasty in Spanish is apresurado

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