1. overly eager speed (and possible carelessness);
- Example: "he soon regretted his haste"
[syn: haste, hastiness, hurry, hurriedness, precipitation]
2. the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner;
- Example: "in his haste to leave he forgot his book"
[syn: haste, hurry, rush, rushing]
3. a condition of urgency making it necessary to hurry;
- Example: "in a hurry to lock the door"
[syn: hurry, haste]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Haste \Haste\, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Hasted; p. pr. & vb. n. Hasting.] [OE. hasten; akin to G. hasten, D. haasten, Dan. haste, Sw. hasta, OF. haster, F. h[^a]ter. See Haste, n.] To hasten; to hurry. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] I 'll haste the writer. --Shak. [1913 Webster] They were troubled and hasted away. --Ps. xlviii. 5. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Haste \Haste\ (h[=a]st), n. [OE. hast; akin to D. haast, G., Dan., Sw., & OFries. hast, cf. OF. haste, F. h[^a]te (of German origin); all perh. fr. the root of E. hate in a earlier sense of, to pursue. See Hate.] 1. Celerity of motion; speed; swiftness; dispatch; expedition; -- applied only to voluntary beings, as men and other animals. [1913 Webster] The king's business required haste. --1 Sam. xxi. 8. [1913 Webster] 2. The state of being urged or pressed by business; hurry; urgency; sudden excitement of feeling or passion; precipitance; vehemence. [1913 Webster] I said in my haste, All men are liars. --Ps. cxvi. 11. [1913 Webster] To make haste, to hasten. Syn: Speed; quickness; nimbleness; swiftness; expedition; dispatch; hurry; precipitance; vehemence; precipitation. Usage: Haste, Hurry, Speed, Dispatch. Haste denotes quickness of action and a strong desire for getting on; hurry includes a confusion and want of collected thought not implied in haste; speed denotes the actual progress which is made; dispatch, the promptitude and rapidity with which things are done. A man may properly be in haste, but never in a hurry. Speed usually secures dispatch. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
haste n 1: overly eager speed (and possible carelessness); "he soon regretted his haste" [syn: haste, hastiness, hurry, hurriedness, precipitation] 2: the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner; "in his haste to leave he forgot his book" [syn: haste, hurry, rush, rushing] 3: a condition of urgency making it necessary to hurry; "in a hurry to lock the door" [syn: hurry, haste]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
97 Moby Thesaurus words for "haste": air speed, alacrity, anxiety, barrel, beeline, breathless impatience, briskness, bucket, bustle, carelessness, celerity, chafing, dash, desperateness, devil-may-careness, dispatch, disquietude, drive, eagerness, excitement, expedition, expeditiousness, fastness, fleetness, flight, flit, flurry, forwardness, fretfulness, fretting, furiousness, ground speed, hasten, hastiness, heedlessness, highball, hotfoot, hotheadedness, hurriedness, hurry, hustle, impatience, impatientness, impetuosity, impetuousness, impulse, impulsiveness, instantaneousness, knots, lather, lightning speed, miles per hour, overeagerness, overenthusiasm, overhastiness, overzealousness, pace, precipitance, precipitancy, precipitateness, precipitation, precipitousness, precociousness, precocity, prematureness, prematurity, promptitude, promptness, quickness, rapidity, rashness, recklessness, restiveness, restlessness, rocket, round pace, rpm, run, rush, rustle, snappiness, speed, speediness, stew, suddenness, sweat, swift rate, swiftness, tense readiness, uneasiness, unpatientness, unquietness, untimeliness, urgency, velocity, wantonness, wildness