adverb Date: 14th century in haste ; hurriedly

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  • Hastily — Has ti*ly (h[=a]s t[i^]*l[y^]), adv. [From {Hasty}.] 1. In haste; with speed or quickness; speedily; nimbly. [1913 Webster] 2. Without due reflection; precipitately; rashly. [1913 Webster] We hastily engaged in the war. Swift. [1913 Webster] 3.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hastily — index instantly Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • hastily — c.1300, quickly, from HASTY (Cf. hasty) + LY (Cf. ly) (2). Meaning without due consideration is 1580s …   Etymology dictionary

  • hastily — [adv] with great speed agilely, apace, carelessly, double quick, expeditiously, fast, flat out*, heedlessly, hurriedly, impetuously, impulsively, lickety split*, nimbly, on spur of the moment*, posthaste, precipitately, prematurely, promptly,… …   New thesaurus

  • hastily — hast|i|ly [ˈheıstıli] adv written quickly, perhaps too quickly = ↑hurriedly ▪ a hastily arranged news conference ▪ Don t worry, Jenny added hastily. I checked with Lizzie first. ▪ I may have acted hastily …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hastily — adverb In a hasty manner; quickly, hurriedly. she with liquors strong his eyes did steepe, / That nothing should him hastily awake [...] …   Wiktionary

  • hastily — adv. Hastily is used with these verbs: ↑abandon, ↑add, ↑apologize, ↑arrange, ↑assemble, ↑back, ↑clear, ↑draft, ↑erect, ↑gather, ↑improvise, ↑interrupt, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • hastily — hasty ► ADJECTIVE (hastier, hastiest) ▪ done or acting with haste; hurried. DERIVATIVES hastily adverb hastiness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • hastily — adverb in a hurried or hasty manner (Freq. 8) the way they buried him so hurriedly was disgraceful hastily, he scanned the headlines sold in haste and at a sacrifice • Syn: ↑hurriedly, ↑in haste • Ant: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • hastily — See hasty. * * * …   Universalium

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