Hurry vs Promptness - What's the difference?

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Hurry is a related term of promptness.


As nouns the difference between hurry and promptness

is that hurry is rushed action while promptness is the habit or characteristic of doing things without delay.

As a verb hurry

is (label) to do things quickly.

hurry

English

Noun

  • Rushed action.
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  • Urgency.
  • (sports) In American football, an incidence of a defensive player forcing the quarterback to act faster than the quarterback was prepared to, resulting in a failed offensive play.
  • Derived terms

    * in a hurry

    Verb

    (en-verb)
  • (label) To do things quickly.
  • :
  • *
  • *:There is an hour or two, after the passengers have embarked, which is disquieting and fussy.Stewards, carrying cabin trunks, swarm in the corridors. Passengers wander restlessly about or hurry , with futile energy, from place to place.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=19 citation , passage=When Timothy and Julia hurried up the staircase to the bedroom floor, where a considerable commotion was taking place, Tim took Barry Leach with him. He had him gripped firmly by the arm, since he felt it was not safe to let him loose, and he had no immediate idea what to do with him.}}
  • (label) Often with (up), to speed up the rate of doing something.
  • :
  • (label) To cause to be done quickly.
  • (label) To hasten; to impel to greater speed; to urge on.
  • *(Robert South) (1634–1716)
  • *:Impetuous lust hurries him on.
  • *(William Shakespeare) (c.1564–1616)
  • *:They hurried him aboard a bark.
  • (label) To impel to precipitate or thoughtless action; to urge to confused or irregular activity.
  • *(William Shakespeare) (c.1564–1616)
  • *:And wild amazement hurries up and down / The little number of your doubtful friends.
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    See also

    * haste * hurry up * di di mau 1000 English basic words

    promptness

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • The habit or characteristic of doing things without delay.
  • The habit of adhering to a designated time.
  • Synonyms

    * (habit of doing things with out delay) promptitude * (habit of adhering to a designated time) punctuality, timeliness