Definitions for precipitousprɪˈsɪp ɪ təs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hasty, overhasty, precipitate, precipitant, 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; "rejected what was regarded as an overhasty plan for reconversion"; "wondered whether they had been rather precipitate in deposing the king"

  2. abrupt, precipitous, sharp(adj)

    extremely steep

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


  1. precipitous(Adjective)

    Steep, like a precipice; as, a precipitous cliff or mountain.

  2. precipitous(Adjective)

    Headlong; as, precipitous fall.

  3. precipitous(Adjective)

    Hasty; rash; quick; sudden; precipitate; as, precipitous attempts.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Precipitous(adj)

    steep, like a precipice; as, a precipitous cliff or mountain

  2. Precipitous(adj)

    headlong; as, precipitous fall

  3. Precipitous(adj)

    hasty; rash; quick; sudden; precipitate; as, precipitous attempts

  4. Origin: [L. praeceps, -cipitis: cf. OF. precipiteux. See Precipice.]

Translations for precipitous

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • steilwandig, jäh, kopfüber, schroff, abrupt, steil, abschüssig, überstürztGerman
  • äkillinen, jyrkkä, äkkijyrkkäFinnish
  • meredekHungarian
  • tūparipariMāori

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