hurried Definition

  • 1done or acting with excessive speed or urgency; rushed
  • 2characterized by speed or urgency of movement or action

Using hurried: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "hurried" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She made a hurried exit from the room.

  • Example

    The hurried pace of life in the city can be overwhelming.

  • Example

    He spoke in a hurried tone, as if he was running out of time.

hurried Synonyms and Antonyms

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Phrases with hurried

  • in a rushed or hurried manner


    She packed her bags hurriedly and left for the airport.

  • to do something quickly or without delay


    We need to hurry up if we want to catch the train.

  • a fast or rushed rate of movement or activity


    The hurried pace of the factory workers was impressive.


Summary: hurried in Brief

The term 'hurried' [ˈhʌrid] describes actions or movements that are done with excessive speed or urgency. It is often used to describe a rushed pace of life or speech, as in 'He spoke in a hurried tone.' 'Hurried' can also be used in phrases like 'hurriedly,' meaning in a rushed manner, and 'hurried up,' meaning to do something quickly.

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