hasty (adjective) LISTEN
Hasty means ‘too quick’ or ‘hurried.’
- Gerald regretted his hasty decision to quit his job without having another one.
- Ella gave her essay a hasty look before she turned it in to the professor.
Hasty also means ‘fast and superficial.’
- The busy emergency nurse gave the patient a hasty examination and sent him for an x-ray.
- Don't jump to hasty conclusions before considering the facts.
Did you know?
The Hasty Pudding Club is a Harvard University social club established in 1795. Originally, at each meeting, a member would make hasty pudding (a traditional American and British hot cereal similar to polenta) for the other members. Hasty Pudding Theatricals, a troupe that puts on satiric comedies, grew out of the original club. You can learn more about it here.
In pop culture
The Hasty Heart is a movie about Allied soldiers in a hospital in Burma in 1945 and the nurse who takes care of them. Of course, a dying solider falls in love with the nurse. He tells his comrades, “They say sorrow is born in the hasty heart.” Watch the trailer:
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