hasty hasty  /ˈheɪ sti/


  1. (adj) excessively quick
  2. (adj) done with very great haste and without due deliberation

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  1. But his usual dignity, mellowed by age, prevents him from hasty action, and allows of reconsideration.
  2. Anyone can find an awkward question to put to a candidate, but the candidate knows that a hasty, imprudent reply can haunt him for months.
  3. Again there had been some hasty last-minute improvisation, and the plan that was handiest and most attractive at the moment had been seized on.


  1. Justin Hasty's family describes finding blood inside their son's home; trial against Brandon Estle resumes Wednesday

    When Justin Hasty's mother first walked into the home, she said she didn't see anything amiss. It wasn't until after she had switched off a light in the kitchen that she noticed blood spattered across the walls and ceiling.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Mobile Press-Register

  2. Argument over drugs, money led to Justin Hasty's death, defense attorneys and prosecutors say

    Although they agree on what prompted the argument which led to Hasty's death, the two sides differ over the contents of the argument and who struck the first blow.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Mobile Press-Register

  3. Perry adds road funding to special session’s sparse agenda

    AUSTIN — Gov. Rick Perry has placed highway funding on the special session’s agenda with only two weeks left before lawmakers must adjourn. The move may spark a vigorous, if hasty, debate on how the state might shift more existing tax revenue to roads.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Dallas Morning News


  1. "The lasting advantage of a peaceful and democratic ally in the heart of the Middle East could still be squandered by hasty withdrawal and arbitrary timelines," McCain said in Las Vegas. "And this is one of many problems in the shifting...
    on Aug 10, 2008 By: John McCain Source: ABC News

  2. Mr Obama said: "Unfortunately, faced with an uncertain threat, our government made a series of hasty decisions.......... our government made decisions based on fear rather than foresight...... our government trimmed facts and evidence to fit...
    on May 21, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  3. In words that ISNA said were directed at the US and Britain, Ahmadinejad said: "Definitely, by hasty remarks you will not be placed in the circle of friendship with the Iranian nation. I advise you [the United States and Britain] to correct your...
    on Jun 22, 2009 By: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Source: guardian.co.uk

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