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adj as in: a precipitate decision Define
acting with great haste -- often without adequate thought
  • So they go out in a loose procession, something after the manner of a straggling funeral, and make their inspection in Mr. Krook’s back second floor, from which a few of the jurymen retire pale and precipitately.

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  • I had planned to ask her, but she made a precipitate departure.
  • a precipitate rather than a well-reasoned decision

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  • Sir Leicester, with a gracious inclination of his head, seems to say to himself, "A sensible woman this, on the whole, though occasionally precipitate."

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adj as in: a precipitate decision Define
acting with great haste -- often without adequate thought
verb, as in: action will precipitate Define
make something happen abruptly (suddenly)
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