Pronunciation: (hā'stē), [key]
—adj., hast•i•er, hast•i•est.
1. moving or acting with haste; speedy; quick; hurried.
2. made or done with haste or speed: a hasty visit.
3. unduly quick; precipitate; rash: a hasty decision.
4. brief; fleeting; slight; superficial: a hasty glance.
5. impatient; impetuous; thoughtless; injudicious: hasty words.
6. easily irritated or angered; irascible: a hasty temper.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.