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hasty

adjective     /ˈheɪ.sti/
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.Hurrying and doing things quicklyBusy and activeNot paying attentionTreating as unimportantNeglecting and ignoring hastily     /-stɪ.li/ adverb "He looks good for his age. Not that 55 is old," she hastily added.Hurrying and doing things quicklyBusy and activeNot paying attentionTreating as unimportantNeglecting and ignoring hastiness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Hurrying and doing things quicklyBusy and activeNot paying attentionTreating as unimportantNeglecting and ignoring
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