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English noun: haste

1. haste (attribute) overly eager speed (and possible carelessness)


SamplesHe soon regretted his haste.


Synonymshastiness, hurriedness, hurry, precipitation


Broader (hypernym)fastness, speed, swiftness


Narrower (hyponym)abruptness, precipitance, precipitancy, precipitateness, precipitousness, suddenness

2. haste (act) the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner


SamplesIn his haste to leave he forgot his book.


Synonymshurry, rush, rushing


Broader (hypernym)motion, move, movement


Narrower (hyponym)bolt, dash, scamper, scramble, scurry

3. haste (state) a condition of urgency making it necessary to hurry


SamplesIn a hurry to lock the door.


Synonymshurry


Broader (hypernym)urgency









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