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hasty

adjective uk   /ˈheɪ.sti/ us  
describes something that is done in a hurry, sometimes without the necessary care or thought: He warned against making hasty decisions. Now let's not leap to any hasty conclusions. We saw the rain and made a hasty retreat into the bar. I think perhaps we were a little hasty in judging him.
hastily
adverb uk   /-stɪ.li/ us  
"He looks good for his age. Not that 55 is old," she hastily added.
hastiness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
(Definition of hasty from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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