precipitousness


precipitousness
noun
1. the property possessed by a slope that is very steep
Syn: ↑abruptness, ↑steepness
Ant: ↑gradualness (for: ↑abruptness)
Derivationally related forms: ↑steep (for: ↑steepness), ↑precipitous, ↑abrupt (for: ↑abruptness)
Hypernyms: ↑gradient, ↑slope
2. the quality of happening with headlong haste or without warning
Derivationally related forms: ↑sudden (for: ↑suddenness), ↑precipitant (for: ↑precipitancy), ↑precipitant (for: ↑precipitance), ↑precipitous, ↑precipitate (for: ↑precipitateness), ↑abrupt (for: ↑abruptness)
Hypernyms: ↑haste, ↑hastiness, ↑hurry, ↑hurriedness, ↑precipitation

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