One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
With excessive speed or urgency; hurriedly.‘maybe I acted too hastily’‘he hastily changed the subject’
quickly, hurriedly, in a hurry, fast, swiftly, rapidly, speedily, briskly, expeditiously, without delay, post-haste, at high speed, at full speed, with all speed, at full tilt, at the speed of light, as fast as possible, with all possible haste, like a whirlwind, like an arrow from a bow, at breakneck speed, as fast as one's legs can carry one, at a run, at a gallop, hotfoot, on the doublehurriedly, speedily, quickly, in a hurryView synonyms
- ‘In December he had sat stunned at a hastily organised and crowded press conference at Heathrow airport.’
- ‘What is obvious at present is that the committee seems to be acting too hastily.’
- ‘They are out of date and should be hastily consigned to the scrap heap.’
- ‘Snatching my hand away from his hastily, I quickly composed myself to stand up.’
- ‘The strength of local feeling was such that they were hastily withdrawn.’
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