Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The characteristic of being hasty.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being hasty; haste; precipitation; rashness; quickness of temper.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or character of being hasty, in any sense of that word; quickness; promptitude; rashness; irritability.
  • n. Synonyms Swiftness, speed, briskness; cursoriness; precipitation; touchiness, choler. See hasten.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. hasty impulsiveness
  • n. overly eager speed (and possible carelessness)

Etymologies

hasty +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • FA foreign affairs spokesman Kraai Van Niekerk said in a statement that after South Africa's "hastiness" in recognizing the Kabila government when he took power, it was now in the unbearable situation of trying to act as a mediator.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • I shall never subdue that kind of hastiness altogether.

    The Research Magnificent

  • The Maoists 'move came a fortnight after they served an ultimatum to General Katawal, seeking his clarification on recruitments by military, its "hastiness" in reinstating eight generals retired by the government and its decision not to participate in the National Games.

    IBN Top Headlines

  • The Maoists 'move came a fortnight after they served an ultimatum to Gen Katawal, seeking his clarification on recruitments by military, its "hastiness" in reinstating eight generals retired by the government and its decision not to participate in the National Games.

    The Times of India

  • But the hastiness of Mr. Strauss-Kahn's departure, coupled with a lack of unity among emerging countries over the possibility of a sole nominee, all but guaranteed that a European would again emerge as the leading candidate.

    Lagarde, on Visit to Brazil, Vows Speedy IMF Reforms

  • To be clear, none of these young people and women are demanding that the results of the elections in Tunisia be overlooked, yet many are complaining of the excessive hastiness to hold parliamentary elections.

    Raghida Dergham: The West's Imprudent Investment in Islamist Movements

  • The hastiness of Mr. Strauss-Kahn's departure, coupled with a lack of unity among emerging countries over the possibility of a sole nominee, all but guaranteed that a European would again emerge as the leading candidate.

    Lagarde to Visit India and China

  • Dell, he said, had learned from the hastiness of some of its peers and understands better now how consumers value the "ecosystem" of apps around a tablet as much as the hardware, Felice said.

    CES 2012: Dell hedges over Windows 8 or Android for tablet release

  • The unfortunate thing is, as NPR admitted, the hastiness with which the incident was handled.

    Kathleen Reardon: Offense? Insult? The Firing of Juan Williams

  • Patience is the opposite of hastiness and it is the broom that sweeps away the 'mind leaves.'

    Locke Rush: Don't Just Do Something ... Sit There.

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