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  Definition of precipitous
  1. extremely steep; "an abrupt canyon"; "the precipitous rapids of the upper river"; "the precipitous hills of Chinese paintings"; "a sharp drop"
  2. characterized by precipices; "a precipitous bluff"
  3. 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
Similar Words: abrupt, sharp, hasty, overhasty, precipitate, precipitant

 

 
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