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Overhasty   Listen

Done with very great haste and without due deliberation.  Synonyms: hasty, precipitant, precipitate, precipitous.  "Hasty makeshifts take the place of planning" , "Rejected what was regarded as an overhasty plan for reconversion" , "Wondered whether they had been rather precipitate in deposing the king"

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"Overhasty" Quotes from Famous Books

... worth thinking of, for General Zuroaga had told him very plainly that some ignorant or overhasty patriot might easily find an excuse for calling him a spy, and having him shot at a moment's notice. He did not have a long time to consider that matter, however, for the door opened, and the two senoras walked ...
— Ahead of the Army • W. O. Stoddard

... gone about its business, that's all. You must learn to deal with odd and even in life, as well as in figures. I tell you now, as I told you ten years ago, when you pommelled young Mike Holdsworth for wanting to pass a bad shilling before you knew whether he was in jest or earnest—you're overhasty and proud, and apt to set your teeth against folks that don't square to your notions. It's no harm for me to be a bit fiery and stiff-backed—I'm an old schoolmaster, and shall never want to get on to a higher perch. But where's the use of all the time I've spent in teaching you ...
— Adam Bede • George Eliot

... believe had no quarrel but with his partner, is gone to Bath; and his youngest brother, John Stanhope,(1420) comes into the admiralty, where Sandwich is now first lord. There seems to be some hitch in Legge's embassy; I believe we were overhasty. Proposals of peace were expected to be laid before Parliament, but that talk is vanished. The Duke of Newcastle, who is going greater lengths in every thing for which he overturned Lord Granville, is all military; and makes more courts than one by this disposition. The Duke goes ...
— The Letters of Horace Walpole, Volume 1 • Horace Walpole

Words linked to "Overhasty" :   hasty, hurried

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