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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.


Broader (hypernym)urgency

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