unhasty

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From un- +‎ hasty.

Adjective[edit]

unhasty (comparative more unhasty, superlative most unhasty)

  1. Not hasty, the opposite of hasty.
    Synonyms: leisurely, unhurried, unrushed
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, London: William Ponsonbie, Book 1, Canto 3, p. 33,[1]
      One day nigh wearie of the yrkesome way,
      From her vnhastie beast she did alight,
    • 1904, Elizabeth Miller, The Yoke, Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, Chapter 45, p. 590,[2]
      A double file of camels with sumptuous housings moved with dignified and unhasty tread after the litters.
    • 1919, Eric Milner-White, “Unity between Christian Denominations” in D. H. S. Cranage (ed.), The War and Unity, Cambridge University Press, pp. 36-37,[3]
      The quiet, unhasty, resolved manner in which the Chaplains to the Forces in France are moving is in striking contrast to the hasty proposals and hasty actions threatening on the less prepared soil at home.
    • 1954, J. R. R. Tolkien, The Two Towers, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, Book 3, Chapter 4, p. 84,[4]
      After a long time (and the chant showed no signs of slackening) he found himself wondering, since Entish was such an ‘unhasty’ language, whether they had yet got further than Good Morning; and if Treebeard was to call the roll, how many days it would take to sing all their names.