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overhasty Line breaks: over|hasty
Pronunciation: /əʊvəˈheɪsti/

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Definition of overhasty in English:


Excessively hasty: hard times are showing up overhasty mergers
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  • The Senate plays a vital role under both Coalition and Labor in improving the quality of law making and in checking sometimes overhasty governments.
  • However, experience suggests that exacerbation of symptoms may result from overambitious or overhasty attempts at exercise.
  • Moreover, both factions act precipitously, before events have run their course, basing their actions on incomplete evidence and overhasty inferences from what they see.


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