Synonyms of precipitous in English:


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See Spanish definition of precipitado


1‘the road became narrower, the drop on each side more precipitous’

steep, sheer, high, perpendicular, abrupt, sharp, dizzy, vertiginous, vertical, bluff
rare acclivitous, declivitous

2‘his fall from power was precipitous’

sudden, rapid, swift, abrupt, meteoric, headlong, speedy, quick, fast, hurried, breakneck, violent, precipitate, unexpected, without warning, unanticipated, unforeseen
rare precipitant

3‘he was arguably too precipitous’

hasty, overhasty, rash, hurried, rushed
impetuous, impulsive, spur-of-the-moment, precipitate, incautious, imprudent, injudicious, ill-advised, heedless, reckless, hare-brained, foolhardy
informal harum-scarum, previous
rare temerarious