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Definitions and Synonyms of precipitous | Another word for precipitous | What is precipitous?

Definition 1: done with very great haste and without due deliberation - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where precipitous or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • hasty marriage seldom proveth well
  • hasty makeshifts take the place of planning
  • rejected what was regarded as an overhasty plan for reconversion
  • wondered whether they had been rather precipitate in deposing the king

Synonyms for precipitous in the sense of this definition

(precipitous is similar to ...) moving rapidly or performed quickly or in great haste

"a hurried trip to the store" "the hurried life of a city" "a hurried job"

Definition 2: extremely steep - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where precipitous or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an abrupt canyon
  • the precipitous rapids of the upper river
  • the precipitous hills of Chinese paintings
  • a sharp drop

Synonyms for precipitous in the sense of this definition

(precipitous is similar to ...) having a sharp inclination

"the steep attic stairs" "steep cliffs"

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