Definition of precipitous:
piercing, instantly, shrill, acute, impulsive, incisive, shrewd, irresponsible, pell-mell, right now, needlelike, penetrative, overhasty, cursory, straight, rash, keen, sharp-worded, straight away, tart, flying, discriminating, on-the-spot, knifelike, at once, disconnected, higher, abrupt, mindless, crisp, study at abrupt, suddenly, astute, unthinking, headlong, helter-skelter, hurried, dizzying, promptly, craggy, fast, rushed, high, steep, level, low, gadarene, sheer, penetrating, impetuous, lofty, precipitate, low-rise, foolish, cliffy, precipitant, bold, undiscriminating, knee-high, sharp, acuate, drive-by, clifflike, horizontal, ill-considered, elevated, shallow.
The following morning we retraced our steps to Medicine Lake, and after several hours' most painful scrambling along its precipitous banks- where some enemy had told us there was a trail- we reached its northern end, and camped for the night.- "Among the Canadian Alps", Lawrence J. Burpee.
As he reached these he reduced the pace a little, but while he was clambering up the face of a rather precipitous cliff, the thought of the Blackfoot band and of the much- loved one came into his mind; prudence went to the winds, and in a moment he was on the summit of the cliff, panting vehemently- so much so, indeed, that he felt it absolutely necessary to sit down for a few moments to rest.- "The Prairie Chief", R.M. Ballantyne.
- "The Metal Monster", A. Merritt.