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Synonyms for precipitous
prɪˈsɪp ɪ təs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hasty, overhasty, precipitate, precipitant, precipitous(adj)

    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, sharp(adj)

    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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. precipitous(a.)

    Synonyms:
    steep, abrupt

  2. precipitous(a.)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "precipitous":

    hasty, precipitate, precipitated, over-hasty, hurried, overhasty, dizzying, sudden, steep

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#3091sharp
#4178dangerous
#5690acute
#8034sudden
#8269sheer
#9217keen
#11018piercing
#11793crisp
#12815steep
#15603rash
#18891disconnected
#21879perpendicular
#21938tart
#22283penetrating
#27559abrupt
#29124discriminating
#30221hurried
#32405hasty
#34018astute
#39823precipitated
#41439precipitate
#44023incisive
#44318shrewd
#46745shrill
#52406headlong
#59860dizzying
#75592precipitous
#135647penetrative
#285789precipitant

How to use precipitous in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Mark Muro:

    The concentration of the economy in bigger, denser, more science-oriented places becomes a real ceiling on effective reopening, metropolitan economic elites are well informed about the risk and may simply refuse to participate in what they may view as a precipitous opening. This is where behavior is going to have a large say, rather than political or policy positions.

  3. Chris Jarvis:

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

  4. 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.

  5. Jonathan Miller:

    There has been a precipitous drop in the cost of a rental and the expectation is that there is still more of that ahead, until the inventory is eaten up, there is still a lot of runway ahead. We'll be well into 2021 and a vaccine until we get into an uptick in pricing.


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