A hasty lunch.
- Done or made without due consideration or attention; precipitate or cursory.A hasty decision; a hasty conclusion.
- Done or made rapidly due to pressing circumstances.Beat a hasty retreat; bid a hasty goodbye.
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.
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Origin of hasty
- Old French hastif (Modern hâtif), from Frankish.