Hastiness



[hey-stee] /ˈheɪ sti/

adjective, hastier, hastiest.
1.
moving or acting with ; speedy; quick; hurried.
2.
made or done with or speed:
a hasty visit.
3.
unduly quick; precipitate; rash:
a hasty decision.
4.
brief; fleeting; slight; superficial:
a hasty glance.
5.
impatient; impetuous; thoughtless; injudicious:
hasty words.
6.
easily irritated or angered; irascible:
a hasty temper.
/ˈheɪstɪ/
adjective -tier, -tiest
1.
rapid; swift; quick
2.
excessively or rashly quick
3.
short-tempered
4.
showing irritation or anger: hasty words
adj.

mid-14c., “speedy, quick,” by 1500s replacing or nativizing earlier hastif (c.1300) “eager, impetuous,” from Old French hastif “speedy, rapid; forward, advanced; rash, impetuous” (12c., Modern French hâtif), from haste (see haste). Meaning “requiring haste” is late 14c. (the sense in hasty pudding, 1590s, so called because it was made quickly); that of “rash” is from early 15c. Related: Hastiness. Old French also had a form hasti (for loss of terminal -f, cf. joli/jolif, etc.), which may have influenced the form of the English word.

The termination was doubtless from the first identified with native -i, -y, from OE -ig; and it is noticeable that the other Teutonic langs. have formed corresponding adjs. of that type: Du. haastig, Ger., Da., Sw. hastig. [OED]

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