Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “precipitately”

See all translations

precipitately

adverb uk   /prɪˈsɪp.ɪ.tət.li/ us    /priːˈsɪp.ə.t̬ɪt-/ formal
in a way that is too sudden and done without thinking: Scientists are annoyed that the research programme has been abandoned so precipitately.
Translations of “precipitately”
in Chinese (Traditional) 貿然地,輕率地…
in Chinese (Simplified) 贸然地,轻率地…
(Definition of precipitately from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of precipitately?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

piglet

a baby pig

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More