Definitions

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  • adj. Too hasty.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Too hasty; precipitate; rash.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Too hasty; rash; precipitate.

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

  • adj. done with very great haste and without due deliberation

Etymologies

over- + hasty (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Charlotte Bronte was a year in writing "Jane Eyre," spurred on to new effort by the recent rejection of "The Professor," but to write such a book in a year cannot be called overhasty production when one considers how much of "Jane Eyre" was drawn from Charlotte Bronte's own life, and also how she and her sisters had been experimenting with literature from their earliest childhood.

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  • It said Foreign Affairs clearly did not understand the consequences of South Africa's "overhasty" action in severing diplomatic ties with the Republic of China (Taiwan).

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  • Three senior judges agreed to remove the most damning passage, but Lord Neuberger later admitted he may have been "overhasty" in removing his comments at the request of Jonathan Sumption QC, working on behalf of the Foreign Secretary, David Miliband.

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  • The lawyer's "ally is chance," and his "task is to disrupt an overhasty reliance on what appears to be the truth," says the rather fiendish omniscient narrator in one story.

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  • If the DRC is a story of overhasty exit, then Niger is a case study in delayed engagement.

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  • Today, these principles are at risk of becoming mere afterthoughts in the overhasty and indiscriminate assault on the flawed public realm the coalition has inherited from Labour.

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  • "It is in my mind that perhaps we would be overhasty in sending Kellen off into the mountains entirely alone," Morusil said slowly, speaking for the first time.

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  • Nor is King unique as a counterexample to your overhasty generalization.

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  • More generally, he argues that theories of causation as an intrinsic relation are overhasty generalisations of one specific kind of causation, and they fail to do justice to our intuitions about causation involving absences (as causes, effects or intermediaries).

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  • Refused to sign a previously agreed-on document spelling out the details of close Russian participation with NATO, protesting what they claimed was the alliance's overhasty plans to grant membership to the former communist nations of Central and Eastern Europe.

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