Hasty

Has"ty

(hs"t), a. [Compar. Hastier (-t*r); superl. Hastiest.] [Akin to D. haastig, G., Sw., & Dan. hastig. See Haste, n.] 1. Involving haste; done, made, etc., in haste; as, a hasty retreat; a hasty sketch.
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2. Demanding haste or immediate action. [R.] Chaucer. "Hasty employment." Shak.
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3. Moving or acting with haste or in a hurry; hurrying; hence, acting without deliberation; precipitate; rash; easily excited; eager.
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Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? There is more hope of a fool than of him.
Prov. xxix. 20.
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The hasty multitude
Admiring entered.
Milton.
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Be not hasty to go out of his sight.
Eccl. viii. 3.
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4. Made or reached without deliberation or due caution; as, a hasty conjecture, inference, conclusion, etc., a hasty resolution.
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5. Proceeding from, or indicating, a quick temper.
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Take no unkindness of his hasty words.
Shak.
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6. Forward; early; first ripe. [Obs.] "As the hasty fruit before the summer." Is. xxviii. 4.
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