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haste

  

      n  
1    speed, esp. in an action; swiftness; rapidity  
2    the act of hurrying in a careless or rash manner  
3    a necessity for hurrying; urgency  
4    make haste   to hurry; rush  
      vb  
5       a poetic word for       hasten  
     (C14: from Old French haste, of Germanic origin; compare Old Norse heifst hate, Old English hæst strife, Old High German heisti powerful)  
  hasteful      adj  
  hastefully      adv  
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haste

  
1    alacrity, briskness, celerity, dispatch, expedition, fleetness, nimbleness, promptitude, quickness, rapidity, rapidness, speed, swiftness, urgency, velocity  
2    bustle, hastiness, helter-skelter, hurry, hustle, impetuosity, precipitateness, rashness, recklessness, rush  
  
Antonyms     
   calmness, care, delay, deliberation, leisureliness, slowness, sluggishness, sureness  

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make haste, hasten, hast, hate

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