Definition of hurried in English:

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hurried

Pronunciation: /ˈhʌrɪd/

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

hurriedness

noun
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, expeditiously, without delay, in haste, in a hurry, at a run, at a gallop, at top speed, at full tilt, at the double, as fast as possible;
headlong, hotfoot, post-haste, pell-mell, helter-skelter
informal at a lick, like the wind, like greased lightning, like a bomb, at warp speed, like mad, like crazy, like blazes, double quick, in double quick time
North American informal lickety-split
literary apace, hurry-scurry

Words that rhyme with hurried

unworried

For editors and proofreaders

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