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Dictionary definition for: Precipitous

1. (s) 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

2. (s) characterized by precipices; "a precipitous bluff"

3. (s) extremely steep; "an abrupt canyon" "the precipitous rapids of the upper river" "the precipitous hills of Chinese paintings" "a sharp drop"

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