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Synonyms for precipitous
prɪˈsɪp ɪ təspre·cip·i·tous

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. precipitous

    High is used of simple elevation; steep is said only of an incline where the vertical measurement is sufficiently great in proportion to the horizontal to make it difficult of ascent. Steep is relative; an ascent of 100 feet to the mile on a railway is a steep grade; a rise of 500 feet to the mile makes a steep wagon-road; a roof is steep when it makes with the horizontal line an angle of more than 45°. A high mountain may be climbed by a winding road nowhere steep, while a little hill may be accessible only by a steep path. A sharp ascent or descent is one that makes a sudden, decided angle with the plane from which it starts; a sheer ascent or descent is perpendicular, or nearly so; precipitous applies to that which is of the nature of a precipice, and is used especially of a descent; abrupt is as if broken sharply off, and applies to either acclivity or declivity. Compare HIGH.

    Synonyms:
    abrupt, high, sharp, sheer, steep

    Antonyms:
    easy, flat, gentle, gradual, horizontal, level, low, slight

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. precipitous

    Synonyms:
    steep, headlong, abrupt, sheer, perpendicular, beetling, rash, dangerous

    Antonyms:
    shallow, graduated, inclined, undulating

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hasty, overhasty, precipitate, precipitant, precipitousadjective

    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"

    Synonyms:
    overhasty, headlong, abrupt, sharp, hasty, precipitate, precipitant

    Antonyms:
    gradual, unhurried

  2. abrupt, precipitous, sharpadjective

    extremely steep

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

    Synonyms:
    abrupt, overhasty, needlelike, sharp, incisive, knifelike, precipitate, crisp, sharp-worded, keen, disconnected, precipitant, discriminating, tart, acuate, astute, acute, shrill, hasty, penetrating, piercing, shrewd, penetrative

    Antonyms:
    gradual, unhurried

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. precipitousadjective

    Synonyms:
    steep, abrupt

  2. precipitousadjective

    Synonyms:
    hasty, rash, heady, headlong, precipitate, reckless, indiscreet

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How to use precipitous in a sentence?

  1. Mitch McConnell:

    It would recognize the dangers of a precipitous withdrawal from either conflict and highlight the need for diplomatic engagement and political solutions to the underlying conflicts in Syria and Afghanistan.

  2. John Aylieff:

    We know it's a very precipitous decline into severe acute malnutrition in these areas once the food runs out and that's why we are so concerned, if the food runs out in May and June ... it (malnutrition) is going to be off the scale.

  3. Andre Bakhos:

    A relief rally would be expected at some point during the recent precipitous fall.

  4. Waleed Alhariri:

    The envoy presented his new peace framework to the council last month.The biggest challenges facing this, and previous, UN Special Envoys has been the sequencing of security and political arrangements, the inability to bridge the distrust between the warring parties, and also to have them trust in the UN-led peace process, that said, Griffiths’ proposal is the only platform currently on offer to bring the warring parties together, which is needed to head off Yemen’s precipitous economic collapse and the continued proliferation of new, autonomous armed groups and militias.

  5. Louis Portella Mbuyu:

    The bombings have provoked alarm as well as forced and precipitous displacement of the population, again this Wednesday, there were some bombings not far from Kinkala, in the village of Soumouna.

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