HyperDic: precipitous

English > 2 senses of the word precipitous:
ADJECTIVEallprecipitous, hasty, overhasty, precipitate, precipitantdone with very great haste and without due deliberation
allprecipitous, abrupt, sharpextremely steep
precipitous > pronunciation
Soundsprihsih'pihtahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > precipitous: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningdone with very great haste and without due deliberation.
Synonymshasty, overhasty, precipitate, precipitant
BroaderhurriedMoving rapidly or performed quickly or in great haste
Spanishprecipitado
Nounsprecipitousnessthe quality of happening with headlong haste or without warning
English > precipitous: 2 senses > adjective 2
MeaningExtremely steep.
Examples
  • "the precipitous rapids of the upper river"
  • "the precipitous hills of Chinese paintings"
Synonymsabrupt, sharp
BroadersteepHaving a sharp inclination
Spanishabrupto, brusco, repentino, súbito
Catalanabrupte, brusc, repentí, sobtat
Nounsprecipicea very steep cliff
precipitousnessthe property possessed by a slope that is very steep
Adverbsprecipitouslyabruptly

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