haste

When something is done in haste, it's done fast, and often with carelessness. In his haste to finish the paper, he didn't notice he had replaced "taste" with "waste" during spell-checking, so his title became "Foods of Our Home State: What a Waste!"

The old saying goes "haste makes waste," and when you try to do things too quickly, sometimes you do them wrong or have to do them all over again. You can use the noun haste for things done with extraordinary speed and often in a situation where there's pressure to perform or complete a task. "In her haste to catch the train she ran six blocks, but when she boarded, she noticed she was wearing one blue tennis shoe and one red one."

Definitions of haste
  1. noun
    overly eager speed (and possible carelessness)
    “he soon regretted his haste
    synonyms: hastiness, hurriedness, hurry, precipitation
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    abruptness, precipitance, precipitancy, precipitateness, precipitousness, suddenness
    the quality of happening with headlong haste or without warning
    type of:
    fastness, speed, swiftness
    a rate (usually rapid) at which something happens
  2. noun
    a condition of urgency making it necessary to hurry
    synonyms: hurry
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    urgency
    the state of being urgent; an earnest and insistent necessity
  3. noun
    the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner
    “in his haste to leave he forgot his book”
    synonyms: hurry, rush, rushing
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    bolt, dash
    the act of moving with great haste
    scamper, scramble, scurry
    the act of rushing about hastily in an undignified way
    type of:
    motion, move, movement
    the act of changing location from one place to another
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