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Precipitous
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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Precipitous as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

25 November 2021
Last seen in: Evening Standard Quick Crossword

We found 9 answers for the crossword clue 'Precipitous', the most recent of which was seen in the Evening Standard Quick Crossword.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

We have given Precipitous a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Precipitous as an answer itself some 18 times.

Precipitous is a single word clue made up of 11 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Evening Standard Quick Crossword' on Tuesday, 05 October 2021 with the answer being STEEP, we also found STEEP to be the most popular answer for this clue.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • Extremely steep; "an abrupt canyon"; "the precipitous rapids of the upper river"; "the precipitous hills of Chinese paintings"; "a sharp drop"
  • 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"

Crossword Answers

5 Letters

HASTY
Excessively quick; "made a hasty exit"; "a headlong rush to sell"

SHARP
Quick and forceful; "a sharp blow"

SHEER
Cause to sheer; "She sheered her car around the obstacle"

STEEP
Of a slope; set at a high angle; "note the steep incline"; "a steep roof sheds snow"

6 Letters

ABRUPT
Surprisingly and unceremoniously brusque in manner; "an abrupt reply"

8 Letters

HEADLONG
With the head foremost; "a headfirst plunge down the stairs"; "a headlong dive into the pool"

9 Letters

OVERHASTY
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"

11 Letters

PRECIPITANT
An agent that causes a precipitate to form

PRECIPITATE
Hurl or throw violently; "The bridge broke and precipitated the train into the river below"

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