Hastiest
Hasty Has"ty (h[=a]s"t[y^]), a. [Compar. {Hastier} (-t[i^]*[~e]r); superl. {Hastiest}.] [Akin to D. haastig, G., Sw., & Dan. hastig. See {Haste}, n.] 1. Involving haste; done, made, etc., in haste; as, a hasty retreat; a hasty sketch. [1913 Webster]

2. Demanding haste or immediate action. [R.] --Chaucer. ``Hasty employment.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. Moving or acting with haste or in a hurry; hurrying; hence, acting without deliberation; precipitate; rash; easily excited; eager. [1913 Webster]

Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? There is more hope of a fool than of him. --Prov. xxix. 20. [1913 Webster]

The hasty multitude Admiring entered. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Be not hasty to go out of his sight. --Eccl. viii. 3. [1913 Webster]

4. Made or reached without deliberation or due caution; as, a hasty conjecture, inference, conclusion, etc., a hasty resolution. [1913 Webster]

5. Proceeding from, or indicating, a quick temper. [1913 Webster]

Take no unkindness of his hasty words. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

6. Forward; early; first ripe. [Obs.] ``As the hasty fruit before the summer.'' --Is. xxviii. 4. [1913 Webster]


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