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Etymology edit

From Middle English hasty, of obscure origin. Likely a new formation in Middle English equivalent to haste +‎ -y, found as in other Germanic languages (Old Frisian hâstich, Middle Dutch haestich (> Dutch haastig (hasty)), Middle Low German hastich (hasty), German hastig, Danish hastig, Swedish hastig (hasty)); otherwise possibly representing an assimilation to the foregoing of Middle English hastive, hastif (> English hastive), from Old French hastif (Modern French hâtif), from Frankish *haifst (violence), of same ultimate origin.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈheɪsti/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪsti

Adjective edit

hasty (comparative hastier, superlative hastiest)

  1. Acting in haste; being too hurried or quick
    Without much thinking about it they made a hasty decision to buy it.

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