Meaning of “haste” in the English Dictionary

"haste" in British English

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hastenoun [ U ]

uk /heɪst/ us /heɪst/ disapproving

(Definition of “haste” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"haste" in American English

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hastenoun [ U ]

us /heɪst/

great speed:

In spite of all their haste, they didn’t have time to finish.
Officials acted in haste (= too quickly), without understanding the situation.
hastily
adverb us /ˈheɪ·stə·li/

hasty
adjective us /ˈheɪ·sti/

Don’t make a hasty decision.

(Definition of “haste” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)