hastily

When you do something hastily you rush through it in a hurried manner. If you write an essay hastily, don't expect an A.

Haste is speed, so if you do something hastily, you're just doing it too fast. When a job should take time, like building a house, but it's done hastily, something often goes wrong. If you hastily leave the dinner table without explaining yourself, people will think you're rude.

Definitions of hastily
  1. adverb
    in a hurried or hasty manner
    hastily, he scanned the headlines”
    synonyms: hurriedly, in haste
    see moresee less
    Antonyms:
    unhurriedly
    without haste
Word Family