- With excessive speed or urgency; hurriedly: he hastily changed the subject maybe I acted too hastilyMore example sentences
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-splitprematurely
- 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- The strength of local feeling was such that they were hastily withdrawn.