Definition of hurried in English:

hurried

Syllabification: hur·ried
Pronunciation: /ˈhərēd
 
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adjective

Done in a hurry; rushed: I ate a hurried breakfast
More example sentences
  • The sole sign of perturbation was in her hurried breathing.
  • A leisurely overland trip to Pusan took three weeks, hurried trips ten days.
  • Police say they wanted to clarify initial accounts which were based on hearsay, hurried details from dispatchers.

Derivatives

hurriedly

adverb
More example sentences
  • I blame this sorry musical state on the general hurriedness of society, where pop stars flit in and out of the cultural radar like buzzing flies.
  • Too much hurriedness from a team who had remained so calm on their trip through the qualifiers.
  • But, again, this hurriedness has its own aesthetic value.

hurriedness

noun
More example sentences
  • They ate quickly and hurriedly set off again to get away from the site of the ambush.
  • Through the net curtain, legs walk past hurriedly on the pavement above.
  • We passed hurriedly on, knowing that we stood near the brink of something dark and strange.
Synonyms
hastily, speedily, quickly, fast, rapidly, swiftly, briskly; without delay, at top speed, at full tilt, full bore, full out, on the double; headlong, posthaste
informal like the wind, like greased lightning, double-quick, lickety-split

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