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hastyadjective

uk   /ˈheɪ.sti/ us   /ˈheɪ.sti/
Hasty actions are 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   /ˈheɪ.stəl.i/ us   /ˈheɪ.stəl.i/
"He looks good for his age. Not that 55 is old," she added hastily.
hastiness
noun [U] uk   /ˈheɪ.sti.nəs/ us   /ˈheɪ.sti.nəs/
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Translations of “hasty”
in Arabic مُتَسَرِّع…
in Korean 빠른…
in Portuguese precipitado…
in Catalan precipitat…
in Japanese 早急な, 急いだ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 仓促的,轻率的…
in Turkish aceleci, telaşlı…
in Russian поспешный, опрометчивый…
in Chinese (Traditional) 倉促的,輕率的…
in Italian affrettato…
in Polish pochopny, pospieszny…
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