Definitions for "Precipitous"
Keywords:  precipice, steep, canyon, cliff, bluff
Steep, like a precipice; as, a precipitous cliff or mountain.
like a precipice, dangerously hard
characterized by precipices; "a precipitous bluff"
Hasty; rash; quick; sudden; precipitate; as, precipitous attempts.
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"
Keywords:  headlong, fall
Headlong; as, precipitous fall.