Synonyms for hurry

Synonyms for (noun) hurry

Synonyms: rush, rushing, hurry, haste

Definition: the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner

Usage: in his haste to leave he forgot his book

Similar words: motion, move, movement

Definition: the act of changing location from one place to another

Usage: police controlled the motion of the crowd; the movement of people from the farms to the cities; his move put him directly in my path


Synonyms: precipitation, hurriedness, hurry, haste, hastiness

Definition: overly eager speed (and possible carelessness)

Usage: he soon regretted his haste

Similar words: fastness, speed, swiftness

Definition: a rate (usually rapid) at which something happens

Usage: the project advanced with gratifying speed


Synonyms: hurry, haste

Definition: a condition of urgency making it necessary to hurry

Usage: in a hurry to lock the door

Similar words: urgency

Definition: the state of being urgent; an earnest and insistent necessity

Synonyms for (verb) hurry

Synonyms: hurry, rush

Definition: urge to an unnatural speed

Usage: Don't rush me, please!

Similar words: press, exhort, urge, urge on

Definition: force or impel in an indicated direction

Usage: I urged him to finish his studies


Synonyms: rush, look sharp, hurry, hasten, festinate

Definition: act or move at high speed

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

Similar words: move, act

Definition: perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

Usage: think before you act; We must move quickly; The governor should act on the new energy bill; The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel


Synonyms: zip, travel rapidly, hurry, speed

Definition: move very fast

Usage: The runner zipped past us at breakneck speed

Similar words: go, locomote, travel, move

Definition: change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

Usage: How fast does your new car go?; We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus; The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect; The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell; news travelled fast