Definition of 'precipitous'
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It had precipitous cliffs over 2,000ft in height, against which dashed tempestuous seas. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Because short-term indicators have not shown a precipitous decline in the economy since the referendum, a complacency seems to have set in. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This pleasing effect softens the hard steel lines and shields the precipitous drop to the road below. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It is not as if there has been some precipitous decline. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But it is the net effect of this precipitous change in the oil business that matters. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Its precipitous decline serves as a salutary reminder of how rapidly pioneering companies can be overtaken in the technology industry. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Its subsequent decline has been precipitous. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We were only nine, but we threw this truck around close to precipitous drops. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The arrival of the parlours coincided with the precipitous drop in Japanese fortunes. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Then came one of the most precipitous economic declines in American history. The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)He notes that employment has been unusually strong in the housing sector, despite the precipitous decline in activity there. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Habitat Rocky coasts and precipitous cliffs. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The statistics don't say why, but this is a precipitous drop. Times, Sunday Times (2013)By 1974 it had produced a precipitous decline in self-confidence and was tearing the country apart. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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Translations for 'precipitous'
British English: precipitous ADJECTIVE
A precipitous slope or drop is very steep and often dangerous.
The town is perched on the edge of a steep, precipitous cliff.
Definition of precipitous from the Collins English Dictionary
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