AskDefine | Define festinate

Dictionary Definition

festinate v : act or move at high speed; "We have to rush!"; "hurry--it's late!" [syn: rush, hasten, hurry, look sharp]

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English

Etymology

Latin festinatus.

Pronunciation

/'fɛstɪnət/

Adjective

  1. hurried, hasty
    • 1605: Advise the Duke where you are going, to a most festinate preparation — William Shakespeare, King Lear III.vii
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