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Steep. Or, happening or done too quickly, and not thought about carefully.

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Usage examples (39)
  • And, how can our societies keep pace with the precipitous course of change without damage to themselves?
  • A precipitous bluff
  • MCINTYRE: Gates says whatever happens in September, it won't lead to what he calls a precipitous decision.
  • MCINTYRE (on camera): Gates says whatever happens in September, it will not lead to what he calls a precipitous decision.
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