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    • UK Pronunciation
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    • [verb fes-tuh-neyt; adjective fes-tuh-neyt, -nit]
    • /verb ˈfɛs təˌneɪt; adjective ˈfɛs təˌneɪt, -nɪt/
    • /fˈestɪnˌeɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [verb fes-tuh-neyt; adjective fes-tuh-neyt, -nit]
    • /verb ˈfɛs təˌneɪt; adjective ˈfɛs təˌneɪt, -nɪt/

Definitions of festinate word

  • adjective festinate hurried. 1
  • noun festinate (medicine) To become involuntarily quicker, such as when walking or speaking, due to certain disorders. 1
  • verb festinate to hurry, hasten 0
  • verb transitive festinate to hurry; speed 0
  • adjective festinate hurried 0
  • verb festinate (Obsolete (No longer in use)) To hurry. 0

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Origin of festinate

First appearance:

before 1595
One of the 38% oldest English words
1595-1605; < Latin festīnātus hurried, past participle of festināre; see -ate1

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Parts of speech for Festinate


festinate popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 48% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

festinate usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for festinate

verb festinate

  • sail — an area of canvas or other fabric extended to the wind in such a way as to transmit the force of the wind to an assemblage of spars and rigging mounted firmly on a hull, raft, iceboat, etc., so as to drive it along.
  • dash — If you dash somewhere, you run or go there quickly and suddenly.
  • whiz — to make a humming, buzzing, or hissing sound, as an object passing swiftly through the air.
  • sprint — to race or move at full speed, especially for a short distance, as in running, rowing, etc.
  • speed — rapidity in moving, going, traveling, proceeding, or performing; swiftness; celerity: the speed of light; the speed of sound.

Antonyms for festinate

verb festinate

  • decelerate — When a vehicle or machine decelerates or when someone in a vehicle decelerates, the speed of the vehicle or machine is reduced.
  • walk — to advance or travel on foot at a moderate speed or pace; proceed by steps; move by advancing the feet alternately so that there is always one foot on the ground in bipedal locomotion and two or more feet on the ground in quadrupedal locomotion.
  • delay — If you delay doing something, you do not do it immediately or at the planned or expected time, but you leave it until later.
  • slow — moving or proceeding with little or less than usual speed or velocity: a slow train.
  • dally — If you dally, you act or move very slowly, wasting time.

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