What Does Precipitous Mean?

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Vikash Swaroop answered
The word precipitous is used as an adjective for something that is very steep and high and almost every time the steepness is taken as a sign of it being dangerous. The synonymous term that you can use to convey the same idea is sheer and the sentence that is given below can help you in understanding the word well: Be careful while driving on that narrow road as there is a precipitous slope at its right side.

Sometimes you can also use the word for something that has happened suddenly and the impact of the action is felt greatly. Given below is a sentence that can help you in understanding the word in this context: The precipitous decline in export is a reason to worry about and we should take some action immediately.

The word can also be used for an action that is done in haste.

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