Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

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  • noun The characteristic of being hasty.

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

  • noun hasty impulsiveness
  • noun overly eager speed (and possible carelessness)

Etymologies

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hasty +‎ -ness

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 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

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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