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hastily Line breaks: hasti¦ly
Pronunciation: /ˈheɪstɪli/

Definition of hastily in English:


With excessive speed or urgency; hurriedly: maybe I acted too hastily he hastily changed the subject
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  • The strength of local feeling was such that they were hastily withdrawn.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, in a hurry, fast, swiftly, rapidly, speedily, briskly, expeditiously, without delay, post-haste, at high speed, at full speed, with all speed, at full tilt, at the speed of light, as fast as possible, with all possible haste, like a whirlwind, like an arrow from a bow, at breakneck speed, as fast as one's legs can carry one, at a run, at a gallop, hotfoot, on the double;
cursorily, perfunctorily, briefly, fleetingly, sketchily, superficially
North American informal lickety-split
literary apace
hurriedly, speedily, quickly, in a hurry;
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