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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. Chris Jarvis:

    Clearly the precipitous drop in oil prices has hit capital expenditures for new drilling in the U.S. with today's Baker Hughes rig count numbers. With prices remaining at relatively low levels without much relief in sight, we are likely going to see further declines.

  2. Macan Nia:

    China opened this week (after the Lunar New Year holiday)and there wasn't any precipitous selling, so that gave reassurance to global investors, valuations were much more attractive than what they were at the beginning of the year and you have seen long-term investors strategically buy companies that they think have been thrown out with the bathwater.

  3. Heino Klinck:

    I think Xi Jinping wants to deter Taiwan from taking any precipitous action, specifically a move to de jure independence and I think Xi wants to convey first and foremost to the U.S. and to other regional actions that China's resolve and commitment with respect to its ‘sovereignty and geographical integrity’ should not be questioned.

  4. Chris Jarvis:

    Clearly the precipitous drop in oil prices has hit capital expenditures for new drilling in the U.S..

  5. Rochelle Walensky:

    I do think in places that we are seeing this really steep incline, that we may well see also a precipitous decline, but we're also a much bigger country than South Africa.


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