Adjective(1) done with very great haste and without due deliberation(2) extremely steep
(1) He has taken a precipitous fall from being one of the game's top players.(2) The drop in such crimes would be dramatic, almost precipitous .(3) If our foreign policies are rash, precipitous and not objectively thought out they will harm us domestically.(4) A bus took us to a precipitous cliff with a door at its base.(5) Where the road ends, there is a precipitous staircase down the cliff, offering the occasional vertigo-inducing vista down the rock face to the turbulent Mediterranean.(6) Their roots sometimes spread out over the path, and gained anchorage on the most precipitous slopes.(7) In centers of Democratic strength, the drop-off in turnout was more precipitous still.(8) This was a lovely glimpse of the Pacific Ocean, calm and sunny, with the bold precipitous cliffs of Maria Island rising grandly in the distance.(9) It was near the edge of a precipitous drop into the valley.(10) And I don't think we should be talking in terms of precipitous withdrawal.(11) Once again you said, ├ö├ç├┐I don't know if we've ever seen a more precipitous drop in international stature and public opinion with regard to this country as we have in the last two years.├ö├ç├û(12) Overlooking it are the residential streets that were carved from the precipitous slopes.(13) The topography of the actual route with its monuments and trails, its rivers and bridges, its steep hills and precipitous valleys, is meticulously represented.(14) The precipitous decrease in size and numbers of American alligators taken for trade reflected a species in decline.(15) Since the 1960s we have witnessed a precipitous increase in the number of marriages ending in divorce.(16) A recognition of this epistemological complexity is itself sufficient to compel the thoughtful interpreter to avoid precipitous decisions.
1. steep ::
2. sudden ::
3. abrupt ::
4. hasty ::
Different Formsprecipitous, precipitously
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