If you claim something is precipitous, what are you saying?

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Jul 24, 2016

If something is precipitous, it is dangerously high or steep. It could also mean a sudden change to a worse condition


A common example of the use of the word "precipitous" is in describing a cliff. A precipitous cliff is very steep and high. Precipitous could also be used to describe a sudden change to a worse situation or condition. For example: "The smoke caused by the wildfire resulted in a precipitous decline in visibility on the highway."