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Synonyms for hurry
ˈhɜr i, ˈhʌr i

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hurry, haste(noun)

    a condition of urgency making it necessary to hurry

    "in a hurry to lock the door"

    Synonyms:
    hurriedness, precipitation, hastiness, rush, haste, rushing

  2. haste, hastiness, hurry, hurriedness, precipitation(noun)

    overly eager speed (and possible carelessness)

    "he soon regretted his haste"

    Synonyms:
    rushing, precipitation, rush, downfall, hurriedness, haste, hastiness

  3. haste, hurry, rush, rushing(verb)

    the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner

    "in his haste to leave he forgot his book"

    Synonyms:
    upsurge, surge, boot, rushing, precipitation, rush, flush, bang, kick, spate, hurriedness, haste, charge, thrill, hastiness

  4. travel rapidly, speed, hurry, zip(verb)

    move very fast

    "The runner zipped past us at breakneck speed"

    Synonyms:
    zipper, hotfoot, zip, travel rapidly, cannonball along, zip up, bucket along, race, rush along, hie, hasten, belt along, speed, accelerate, look sharp, pelt along, quicken, festinate, speed up, step on it, rush

  5. rush, hasten, hurry, look sharp, festinate(verb)

    act or move at high speed

    "We have to rush!"; "hurry--it's late!"

    Synonyms:
    hotfoot, zip, travel rapidly, cannonball along, bucket along, race, rush along, hie, hasten, belt along, speed, expedite, look sharp, induce, pelt along, stimulate, festinate, step on it, rush

  6. rush, hurry(verb)

    urge to an unnatural speed

    "Don't rush me, please!"

    Synonyms:
    hotfoot, zip, travel rapidly, cannonball along, bucket along, race, rush along, hie, hasten, belt along, speed, look sharp, induce, pelt along, stimulate, festinate, step on it, rush

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. hurry

    To quicken, in the sense here considered, is to increase speed, move or cause to move more rapidly, as through more space or with, a greater number of motions in the same time. To accelerate is to increase the speed of action or of motion. A motion whose speed increases upon itself is said to be accelerated, as the motion of a falling body, which becomes swifter with every second of time. To accelerate any work is to hasten it toward a finish, commonly by quickening all its operations in orderly unity toward the result. To despatch is to do and be done with, to get a thing off one's hands. To despatch an enemy is to kill him outright and quickly; to despatch a messenger is to send him in haste; to despatch a business is to bring it quickly to an end. Despatch is commonly used of single items. To promote a cause is in any way to bring it forward, advance it in power, prominence, etc. To speed is really to secure swiftness; to hasten is to attempt it, whether successfully or unsuccessfully. Hurry always indicates something of confusion. The hurried man forgets dignity, appearance, comfort, courtesy, everything but speed; he may forget something vital to the matter in hand; yet, because reckless haste may attain the great object of speed, hurry has come to be the colloquial and popular word for acting quickly. To facilitate is to quicken by making easy; to expedite is to quicken by removing hindrances. A good general will improve roads to facilitate the movements of troops, hasten supplies and perfect discipline to promote the general efficiency of the force, despatch details of business, expedite all preparations, in order to accelerate the advance and victory of his army.

    Synonyms:
    accelerate, advance, despatch, drive, drive on, expedite, facilitate, further, hasten, make haste, press forward, promote, quicken, speed, urge, urge on

    Antonyms:
    check, clog, delay, drag, hinder, impede, obstruct, retard

Editors Contribution

  1. rush

    Submitted by anonymous on June 29, 2019  

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. hurry(n)

    Synonyms:
    haste, speed, dispatch, expedition, precipitancy, celerity

  2. hurry(v)

    Synonyms:
    hasten, impel, expedite, accelerate, speed, precipitate

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    fast, quick, quickly, haste, lickety-split, soon, faster, rush, fastest, vite

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How to use hurry in a sentence?

  1. Donald Trump:

    Look, I know you probably have a lot of questions for me about this impeachment nonsense, i'd love to answer every single one of them, believe me I do, but as you can see from this very loud, running helicopter behind me I'm in a big, big hurry right now. So I don't really have the time but everything is perfect, okay ?

  2. Mariana Fulger:

    Life got ahead of me. I thought I would hurry up walking through this desert and I would await its arrival!

  3. Chris Baumann:

    I did n’t really have time to enjoy it as I was trying to hurry everything up because I knew we needed to score some more points.

  4. Honore de Balzac:

    This coffee plunges into the stomach...the mind is aroused, and ideas pour forth like the battalions of the Grand Army on the field of battle.... Memories charge at full gallop...the light cavalry of comparisons deploys itself magnificently; the artillery of logic hurry in with their train of ammunition; flashes of wit pop up like sharp-shooters.

  5. Xero CEO Rod Drury:

    The primary thing is to get our new U.S. leadership team to do two or three quarters (with the company), so the earliest we would go now is early next year. But there's no hurry.


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