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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 hasty /ˈhesti/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Has·ty a. [Compar. Hastier superl. Hastiest.]
 1. Involving haste; done, made, etc., in haste; as, a hasty retreat; a hasty sketch.
 2. Demanding haste or immediate action. [R.] --Chaucer. Hasty employment.”
 3. Moving or acting with haste or in a hurry; hurrying; hence, acting without deliberation; precipitate; rash; easily excited; eager.
    Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words?  There is more hope of a fool than of him.   --Prov. xxix. 20.
 The hasty multitude
 Admiring entered.    --Milton.
    Be not hasty to go out of his sight.    --Eccl. viii. 3.
 4. Made or reached without deliberation or due caution; as, a hasty conjecture, inference, conclusion, etc., a hasty resolution.
 5. Proceeding from, or indicating, a quick temper.
    Take no unkindness of his hasty words.   --Shak.
 6. Forward; early; first ripe. [Obs.] “As the hasty fruit before the summer.”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: excessively quick; "made a hasty exit"; "a headlong rush to
             sell" [syn: headlong]
      2: done with very great haste and without due deliberation;
         "hasty marriage seldom proveth well"- Shakespeare; "hasty
         makeshifts take the place of planning"- Arthur Geddes;
         "rejected what was regarded as an overhasty plan for
         reconversion"; "wondered whether they had been rather
         precipitate in deposing the king" [syn: overhasty, precipitate,
          precipitant, precipitous]
      [also: hastiest, hastier]