- The definition of hasty is done very quickly, generally with little thought or attention.
An example of the use of the word hasty as an adjective is in the phrase, "This project looks rather hasty," which means that the project looks as though it had been put together in a little amount of time and without much care.
- Done or made with haste, especially:a. Done or made without due consideration or attention; precipitate or cursory: a hasty decision; a hasty conclusion. See Synonyms at impetuous.b. Done or made rapidly due to pressing circumstances: beat a hasty retreat; bid a hasty goodbye.
- a. Acting with too much speed or haste; hurried: Don't be too hasty in taking sides.b. Impatient or rudely abrupt: “Oh, what would I not give if I had been less hasty with her! It is dreadful to remember that I spoke to her as a servant whom I expected to obey me” (Wilkie Collins).
(comparative hastier, superlative hastiest)
Old French hastif (Modern hâtif), from Frankish.