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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pre·cip·i·tous /prɪˈsɪpətəs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pre·cip·i·tous a.
 1. Steep, like a precipice; as, a precipitous cliff or mountain.
 2. Headlong; as, precipitous fall.
 3. Hasty; rash; quick; sudden; precipitate; as, precipitous attempts. --Sir T. Browne. “Marian's low, precipitous ‘Hush!'”
 -- Pre*cip*i*tous*ly, adv. -- Pre*cip*i*tous*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: done with very great haste and without due deliberation;
             "hasty marriage seldom proveth well"- Shakespeare;
             "hasty makeshifts take the place of planning"- Arthur
             Geddes; "rejected what was regarded as an overhasty
             plan for reconversion"; "wondered whether they had
             been rather precipitate in deposing the king" [syn: hasty,
              overhasty, precipitate, precipitant]
      2: characterized by precipices; "a precipitous bluff"
      3: extremely steep; "an abrupt canyon"; "the precipitous rapids
         of the upper river"; "the precipitous hills of Chinese
         paintings"; "a sharp drop" [syn: abrupt, sharp]