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- 1. hasty, overhasty, precipitate, precipitant, precipitous, hurried (vs. unhurried)
- usage: 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"
- 2. abrupt, precipitous, sharp, steep (vs. gradual)
- usage: extremely steep; "an abrupt canyon"; "the precipitous rapids of the upper river"; "the precipitous hills of Chinese paintings"; "a sharp drop"
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