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Precipitous

Pre`cip´i`tous
a.1.Steep, like a precipice; as, a precipitous cliff or mountain.
2.Headlong; as, precipitous fall.
3.Hasty; rash; quick; sudden; precipitate; as, precipitous attempts.
Adj.1.precipitous - 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"
2.precipitous - characterized by precipices; "a precipitous bluff"
3.precipitous - extremely steep; "an abrupt canyon"; "the precipitous rapids of the upper river"; "the precipitous hills of Chinese paintings"; "a sharp drop"
Synonyms: abrupt, sharp
accident-prone, acclivitous, arduous, bluff, bold, breakneck, breathless, careless, declivitous, desperate, devil-may-care, electrifying, furious, harum-scarum, headlong, hotheaded, hurried, impetuous, impulsive, mad, nerve-shattering, orthodiagonal, orthogonal, overeager, overenthusiastic, overzealous, panting, perpendicular, plumb, plunging, precipitant, precipitate, quick, rapid, rash, reckless, right-angle, right-angled, right-angular, rushing, sheer, shocking, sideling, slap-bang, slapdash, speedy, startling, stickle, straight-up, straight-up-and-down, surprising, swift, unanticipated, unforeseen, unlooked-for, unpredicted, up-and-down, vertical, wanton, wild
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