precipitous

Adjective

  1. 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”
    • Synonyms
      • hasty
      • overhasty
      • precipitate
      • precipitant
    • Similar to
      • hurried
    • Related
      • abruptness
      • precipitateness
      • precipitousness
      • precipitance
      • precipitancy
      • suddenness
      • abruptness
      • precipitateness
      • precipitousness
      • precipitance
      • precipitancy
      • suddenness
      • abruptness
      • precipitateness
      • precipitousness
      • precipitance
      • precipitancy
      • suddenness
      • precipitate
      • abruptness
      • precipitateness
      • precipitousness
      • precipitance
      • precipitancy
      • suddenness
      • haste
      • hastiness
      • hurry
      • hurriedness
      • precipitation
      • haste
      • hastiness
      • hurry
      • hurriedness
      • precipitation
  2. extremely steep; “an abrupt canyon”; “the precipitous rapids of the upper river”; “the precipitous hills of Chinese paintings”; “a sharp drop”
    • Synonyms
      • abrupt
      • sharp
    • Similar to
      • steep
    • Related
      • abruptness
      • precipitousness
      • steepness
      • precipice
      • abruptness
      • precipitousness
      • steepness

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