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hastily Syllabification: hast·i·ly
Pronunciation: /ˈhāstəlē/

Definition of hastily in English:


With excessive speed or urgency; hurriedly: he hastily changed the subject maybe I acted too hastily
More example sentences
  • Snatching my hand away from his hastily, I quickly composed myself to stand up.
  • In December he had sat stunned at a hastily organised and crowded press conference at Heathrow airport.
  • The strength of local feeling was such that they were hastily withdrawn.
quickly, hurriedly, fast, swiftly, rapidly, speedily, briskly, without delay, posthaste;
with all speed, as fast as possible, at breakneck speed, at a run, on the double
informal pretty damn quick, PDQ, like lightning, like greased lightning, like the wind, like a bat out of hell, lickety-split
hurriedly, speedily, quickly;
on the spur of the moment, prematurely
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