hasty

Hasty means speedy and brash. If you try to make a hasty exit after breaking up with someone, you’ll seem like a jerk.

Hasty, meaning “speedy, quick,” first came onto the scene in the mid 14th century. Later, it found itself paired with pudding to form hasty pudding, a dessert that only takes a short amount of time to make. Note that hasty, unlike fast, has negative connotations. If someone accuses you of having completed an assignment in a hasty fashion, it means your work appears careless.

Definitions of hasty
  1. adjective
    excessively quick
    “made a hasty exit”
    synonyms: headlong
    hurried
    moving rapidly or performed quickly or in great haste
  2. adjective
    done with very great haste and without due deliberation
    “" hasty marriage seldom proveth well"- Shakespeare”
    “" hasty makeshifts take the place of planning"- Arthur Geddes”
    synonyms: overhasty, precipitant, precipitate, precipitous
    hurried
    moving rapidly or performed quickly or in great haste
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