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precipitous (adj.)

1640s, "rash, headlong," from obsolete French precipiteux (16c.), from Vulgar Latin *praecipitosus, from praecipitare (see precipitation). Related: Precipitously; precipitousness.

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Definitions of precipitous from WordNet

precipitous (adj.)
done with very great haste and without due deliberation; "hasty marriage seldom proveth well"- Shakespeare; "hasty makeshifts take the place of planning"- Arthur Geddes;
precipitous (adj.)
extremely steep;
the precipitous rapids of the upper river
the precipitous hills of Chinese paintings
Synonyms: abrupt / sharp
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