HyperDic: precipitously

English > 2 senses of the word precipitously:
ADVERBallprecipitously, sharplyvery suddenly and to a great degree
allprecipitouslyabruptly
precipitously > pronunciation
Soundspriy.sih'pihtahsliy
Rhymesably ... zealously: 1543 rhymes with liy...
English > precipitously: 2 senses > adverb 1
MeaningVery suddenly and to a great degree.
Example"conditions that precipitously increase the birthrate"
Synonymsharply
English > precipitously: 2 senses > adverb 2
Meaningabruptly; in a precipitous manner.
Example"the mountains rose precipitously from the shore"
Spanishabruptamente, afiladamente, agudamente, bruscamente, estrepitosamente, filosamente, precipitadamente, repentinamente
Adjectivesprecipitousextremely steep

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