Hurried Hur"ried, a. 1. Urged on; hastened; going or working at speed; as, a hurried writer; a hurried life. [1913 Webster]

2. Done in a hurry; hence, imperfect; careless; as, a hurried job. ``A hurried meeting.'' --Milton. -- {Hur"ried*ly}, adv. -- {Hur"ried*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • hurried — hurried; un·hurried; …   English syllables

  • hurried — index brief, careless, cursory, ephemeral, impulsive (rash), instantaneous, perfunctory, precipitate …   Law dictionary

  • hurried — “done in a rush,” 1660s, from pp. of HURRY (Cf. hurry) (v.). Related: Hurriedly …   Etymology dictionary

  • hurried — [adj] quick, rushed abrupt, breakneck, brief, cursory, fast, hasty, headlong, hectic, impetuous, perfunctory, precipitant, precipitate, precipitous, rushing, short, slapdash, speedy, subitaneous, sudden, superficial, swift; concepts 548,588,799… …   New thesaurus

  • hurried — [hʉr′ēd] adj. done or acting in a hurry; rushed or rushing; hasty hurriedly [hʉr′ēd lē, hʉr′ēdidlē] adv. hurriedness n …   English World dictionary

  • hurried — [[t]hʌ̱rid, AM hɜ͟ːr [/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A hurried action is done quickly, because you do not have much time to do it in. ...a hurried breakfast. Derived words: hurriedly ADV GRADED ADV with v ...students hurriedly taking notes. 2) ADJ …   English dictionary

  • hurried — adjective moving rapidly or performed quickly or in great haste (Freq. 3) a hurried trip to the store the hurried life of a city a hurried job • Ant: ↑unhurried • Similar to: ↑fl …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hurried — Hurry Hur ry, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hurried}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hurrying}.] [OE. horien; cf. OSw. hurra to whirl round, dial. Sw. hurr great haste, Dan. hurre to buzz, Icel. hurr hurly burly, MHG. hurren to hurry, and E. hurr, whir to hurry; all… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hurried — adjective Date: 1667 1. going or working at speed < a hurried waitress > 2. done in a hurry ; hasty < a hurried departure > • hurriedly adverb • hurriedness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hurried — adjective 1) a hurried greeting Syn: quick, fast, swift, rapid, speedy, brisk, hasty, abrupt; cursory, perfunctory, brief, short, fleeting, flying, passing, superficial, slapdash …   Thesaurus of popular words

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