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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hasty  \Has"ty\,  a.  [Compar.  {Hastier};  superl.  {Hastiest}.] 
  [Akin  to  D.  haastig,  G.,  Sw.,  &  Dan.  hastig.  See  {Haste},  n.] 
  1.  Involving  haste;  done  made  etc.,  in  haste;  as  a  hasty 
  sketch. 
 
  2.  Demanding  haste  or  immediate  action  [R.]  --Chaucer. 
  ``Hasty  employment.''  --Shak. 
 
  3.  Moving  or  acting  with  haste  or  in  a  hurry;  hurrying; 
  hence  acting  without  deliberation;  precipitate;  rash; 
  easily  excited;  eager. 
 
  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.''  --Is.  xxviii.  4. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hasty 
  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}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Hasty,  AR 
  Zip  code(s):  72640 




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