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Webster 1913 Edition


Hastily

Has′ti-ly

(hās′tĭ-ly̆)
,
adv.
[From
Hasty
.]
1.
In haste; with speed or quickness; speedily; nimbly.
2.
Without due reflection; precipitately; rashly.
We
hastily
engaged in the war.
Swift.
3.
Passionately; impatiently.
Shak.

Webster 1828 Edition


Hastily

HASTILY

,
adv.
[See Hasty.] In haste; with speed or quickness; speedily; nimbly.
Half clothed, half naked, hastily retire.
1.
Rashly; precipitately; without due reflection.
We hastily engaged in the war.
2.
Passionately; under sudden excitement of passion.

Definition 2022


hastily

hastily

English

Adverb

hastily (comparative more hastily, superlative most hastily)

  1. In a hasty manner; quickly, hurriedly.
    • 1922, Ben Travers, chapter 5, in A Cuckoo in the Nest:
      The departure was not unduly prolonged. [] Within the door Mrs. Spoker hastily imparted to Mrs. Love a few final sentiments on the subject of Divine Intention in the disposition of buckets; farewells and last commiserations; a deep, guttural instigation to the horse; and the wheels of the waggonette crunched heavily away into obscurity.
  2. (obsolete) Soon, shortly.

Synonyms

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