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hastily adv : in a hurried or hasty manner; "the way they buried him so hurriedly was disgraceful"; "hastily, he scanned the headlines"; "sold in haste and at a sacrifice" [syn: hurriedly, in haste] [ant: unhurriedly]

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  1. In a hasty manner.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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