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Princeton's WordNet

  1. headlong, precipitatelyadverb

    at breakneck speed

    "burst headlong through the gate"


  1. precipitatelyadverb

    In a precipitate manner.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Precipitatelyadverb

    Etymology: from precipitate.

    It may happen to those who vent praise or censure too precipitately, as it did to an English poet, who celebrated a nobleman for erecting John Dryden’s monument, upon a promise which he forgot, till it was done by another. Jonathan Swift.

    Not so bold Arnall; with a weight of scull
    Furious he sinks, precipitately dull. Alexander Pope, Dunciad.


  1. precipitately

    Precipitately refers to acting suddenly or rashly, without careful thought or due consideration. It can also mean happening abruptly or unexpectedly, oftentimes in a detrimental manner.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Precipitatelyadverb

    in a precipitate manner; headlong; hastily; rashly

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of precipitately in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of precipitately in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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    ordinariness as a consequence of being average and not outstanding
    • A. mediocrity
    • B. contribution
    • C. aspiration
    • D. rapture

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