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Meaning & Definition of Haste in English

English

Haste

/hest/

noun

1. Overly eager speed (and possible carelessness)

  • "He soon regretted his haste"
    synonym:
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • haste
  • ,
  • hurry
  • ,
  • rush
  • ,
  • rushing

3. A condition of urgency making it necessary to hurry

  • "In a hurry to lock the door"
    synonym:
  • hurry
  • ,
  • haste

Examples of using

I made haste for fear that I should miss the bus.
I fell down the stairs in my haste.
You did a lot of work in frantic haste.