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precipitous


adjective
1. extremely steep
- an abrupt canyon
- the precipitous rapids of the upper river
- the precipitous hills of Chinese paintings
- a sharp drop
Syn:
abrupt, sharp
Similar to:
steep
Derivationally related forms:
precipitousness, precipice, abruptness (for: abrupt)
2. done with very great haste and without due deliberation
- "hasty marriage seldom proveth well"- Shakespeare
- "hasty makeshifts take the place of planning"- Arthur Geddes
- rejected what was regarded as an overhasty plan for reconversion
- wondered whether they had been rather precipitate in deposing the king
Syn:
hasty, overhasty, precipitate, precipitant
Similar to:
hurried
Derivationally related forms:
precipitousness, precipitance (for: precipitant), precipitancy (for: precipitant), precipitate (for: precipitant), precipitateness (for: precipitate), haste (for: hasty), hastiness (for: hasty)

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