dispatch, rapidity, hurriedness, expedition, expeditiousness; velocity, acceleration, celerity; instantaneousness, immediateness, urgency, promptness, promptitude; briskness, abruptness, smartness; alacrity, agility, nimbleness, liveliness, tall stepping.
2. hurry, rush, hustle, bustle, dash, scurry; eagerness, zeal, fervor, avidity, enthusiasm, vehemence, intentness, ardor; impatience, uneasiness, agitation, perturbation, trepidation; restlessness, unrest, nervousness, worry, anxiety, fidgetiness, inquietude, dither, jitters, Inf. stew, Inf. sweat, Inf. cold sweat; scramble, furor, fuss, whirl, hurly-burly, flutter, stir, pother, Dial, feeze; turbulence, turmoil, commotion, pell-mell, helter-skelter, hurry-skurry, ado, hubbub.
3. undue celerity, hurriedness, hastiness, precipitance; impetuosity, rashness, recklessness, foolhardiness; prematurity, untimeliness, precocity, inopportuneness, inopportunity, inexpedience; impulsiveness, unrestraint, carelessness, heedlessness, thoughtlessness, imprudence, incautiousness; folly, gamble, leap in the dark, bungle, blunder, plunge, blind bargain; audacity, temerity, over-confidence, presumption; impatience, fretfulness, petulance, testiness.
hasten, v. 1. hurry, go quickly, lose no time, rush, Scot. swith, Literary, haste; race, scurry, skip, spurt, whisk, run, sprint; press on, push on, ride hard, canter, trot, gallop, lope, clap spurs to one's horse; shoot, tear, fly, fly on the wings of the wind, outstrip the wind, wing one's way, take wing, take to flight; scour, hustle, bustle, scamper, scuttle, trip, flit; flee, hotfoot, hotfoot it, hightail, hightail it, Inf skedaddle, be on the run, beat a retreat; whip off, whip away, dash off, run like mad, SI. go like a bat out of hell, go or run wide open, go all out, go at full blast, Inf. go like a shot, SI. go hell-bent, Inf. go like greased lightning; speed up, put on more speed, step on the gas, SI. step on it, SI. bum up the road, cover ground; bound, spring, jump, make strides, do some tall stepping, bowl along, hie one's way.
2. accelerate, quicken, push forward, advance, precipitate; stimulate, arouse, rouse, vivify, animate, bestir, instigate, motivate, inspire, exhort, excite, provoke, incite; press, prod, shove, job, move, drive on, urge on, egg on, hound on, goad, whip, flog, prick; boost, prompt, thrust, impel, propel, give an impetus to; hurry on, dispatch, send away quickly, send off summarily, lend wings to; expedite, facilitate, aid, assist, help, set on one's legs, put on one's feet. hastily, adv. 1. quickly, speedily, hurriedly; promptly, instantly, straightway, SI. pronto, in a wink, in an instant, double-quick, Inf like greased lightning, like a shot, like a thunderbolt, SI. like mad, SI. like a bat out of hell; directly, at once, without delay, in less than no time, before one can say “Jack Robinson,” before the ink is dry, SI. P.D.Q., Inf. lickety-split; swiftly, rapidly, fast, full tilt, full pelt, hotfoot, at full blast, in high gear, as fast as one's legs can carry one.
2. precipitately, hurriedly, headlong; abruptly, suddenly, unexpectedly, prematurely, inopportunely, too soon, without notice or warning, on the spur of the moment, like a bolt from the blue, like a thief in the night; incautiously, unadvisedly, foolishly, unwarily, impetuously, impulsively, impatiently; rashly, recklessly, carelessly, heedlessly, thoughtlessly, slapdash, at half cock, pell-mell, harum-scarum, helter-skelter, head over heels.
3. summarily, cursorily, fleetingly, perfunctorily, superficially; transitorily, momentarily, slightly, briefly, temporarily. hasty, adj. 1. quick, rapid, swift, fleet, fast, brisk; prompt, expeditious, instantaneous, immediate; rushing, hurried, running, urgent, winged, light-footed, light-legged, light of heel, eagle-winged, quick as lightning, quick as a wink, swift as an arrow; nimble, snappy, active, sprightly, lively, dynamic, bustling.
My Account / Test History
When someone calls you, you answer the phone (or pick up the phone).
When you make a statement or some comments, we usually say the other person replies or responds.
When you ask a question, we usually say the other person answers. However, this is not 100% - reply and respond can also be used for answering a question.
When used as a noun (with a, an, the and possessive pronouns like my, your, his, her, etc.) the words answer and reply don't change - but the noun form of "respond" is response.