Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Similar to a precipice.

Part of speech: adjective

Headlong in motion.

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Usage examples "precipitous":

  1. The whole country was broken, weird, precipitous, and grand. - "Mushrooms on the Moor", Frank Boreham.
  2. After riding down the road for about a mile it became precipitous, and Wilbur could readily see where there was likely to be trouble. - "The Boy With the U. S. Foresters", Francis Rolt-Wheeler.
  3. In Stillwater Canyon the walls ran up to 1300 feet in height, a narrow canyon, with precipitous sides. - "Through the Grand Canyon from Wyoming to Mexico", E. L. Kolb.