Has"ty (?), a. [Compar. Hastier (?); superl. Hastiest.] [Akin to D. haastig, G., Sw., & Dan. hastig. See Haste, n.]

1.

Involving haste; done, made, etc., in haste; as, a hasty sketch.

2.

Demanding haste or immediate action.

[R.] Chaucer. "Hasty employment."

Shak.

3.

Moving or acting with haste or in a hurry; hurrying; hence, acting without deliberation; precipitate; rash; easily excited; eager.

4.

Made or reached without deliberation or due caution; as, a hasty conjecture, inference, conclusion, etc., a hasty resolution.

5.

Proceeding from, or indicating, a quick temper.

Take no unkindness of his hasty words. Shak

6.

Forward; early; first ripe.

[Obs.] "As the hasty fruit before the summer."

Is. xxviii. 4.

 

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