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precipitous

adjective
 
 
/prɪˈsɪpɪtəs/
if a reduction is precipitous, it happens very suddenly and is very big: a precipitous decline/drop/fall The company has seen a precipitous decline in advertising revenue.
done too quickly without thinking enough about any possible problems: a precipitous decision
precipitously adverb
Translations of “precipitous”
in Chinese (Traditional) 陡峭的,陡峻的, 驟然的,急遽的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 陡峭的,陡峻的, 骤然的,急剧的…
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