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synonyms for precipitous

  • abrupt
  • craggy
  • dizzying
  • sharp
  • arduous
  • dizzy
  • high
  • perpendicular
  • precipitate
  • sheer
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antonyms for precipitous

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  • calm
  • flat
  • kind
  • nice
  • gradual
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How to use precipitous in a sentence

News publishers in particular have alleged the company is not adequately compensating them for content, leading to a precipitous decline in financial viability for journalism.
TEXAS SUES GOOGLE OVER ANTITRUST VIOLATIONSVERNE KOPYTOFFDECEMBER 16, 2020FORTUNE
San Diego’s “naturally affordable housing,” homes not built with the help of subsidies that are nonetheless cheap enough for low-income residents to afford, has been in precipitous decline since before Faulconer took office.
FAULCONER ‘CHANGED THE DIALOGUE’ ON HOUSING, BUT RESULTS REMAIN ELUSIVEANDREW KEATTSDECEMBER 10, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
We think everyone needs to hunker down and brace for what’s going to be a precipitous increase.
CORONAVIRUS CASES ARE SOARING IN THE D.C. REGION. EXPERTS SAY THE WORST IS YET TO COME.ERIN COX, JULIE ZAUZMERNOVEMBER 22, 2020WASHINGTON POST
New studies, from both federal and private research groups, generally indicate that when the country marked precipitous job losses from March to May—with more than 25 million people forced out of work—the loss of health insurance was less dramatic.
THE COVID ECONOMIC DOWNTURN IS TESTING THE PROMISE OF THE ACA SAFETY NETLBELANGER225OCTOBER 7, 2020FORTUNE
Steady increases in fishing capacity—larger nets, bigger ships that voyaged farther out to sea, new technologies for scraping the seabed—compensated for and thus largely masked precipitous declines in the abundance of fish.
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Ripperda's equipage wound down a long and twisting defile between two precipitous rocks.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
Subig is a fine natural harbour, but with precipitous shores just as Nature has made it.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
The Prussians held an apparently impregnable position on the Landgrafenberg, a precipitous hill which commanded the town.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
A very shallow sheet of water flowed down over a broad but nowise precipitous ledge of rock into the valley beneath.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
The last cone of the mountain gave us some trouble: the route was very precipitous, and lay over bare, hot masses of rock.
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WORDS RELATED TO PRECIPITOUS

  • hasty
  • hurried
  • jerky
  • precipitate
  • precipitous
  • quick
  • rushing
  • sudden
  • surprising
  • unanticipated
  • unceremonious
  • unexpected
  • unforeseen
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