Synonyms for (adjective) precipitous

Synonyms: sharp, precipitous, abrupt

Definition: extremely steep

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

Similar words: steep

Definition: having a sharp inclination

Usage: the steep attic stairs; steep cliffs


Synonyms: hasty, overhasty, precipitant, precipitate, precipitous

Definition: done with very great haste and without due deliberation

Usage: 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

Similar words: hurried

Definition: moving rapidly or performed quickly or in great haste

Usage: a hurried trip to the store; the hurried life of a city; a hurried job