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English noun: precipitousness

1. precipitousness (attribute) the property possessed by a slope that is very steep

Synonymsabruptness, steepness

Broader (hypernym)gradient, slope

Antonymsgentleness, gradualness

2. precipitousness (attribute) the quality of happening with headlong haste or without warning

Synonymsabruptness, precipitance, precipitancy, precipitateness, suddenness

Broader (hypernym)haste, hastiness, hurriedness, hurry, precipitation

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