precipitousness :

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  • n  the property possessed by a slope that is very steep
  • n  the quality of happening with headlong haste or without warning

  • Long a thorn not only in Britain's but also in Gandhi's side (since his precipitousness upset many patient Gandhi plans), Subhas Bose is used to suppression.
  • In she flounces in her mistress's gown, squeals "Whatever mahst you think ahv me!," shows little of the high class lady's precipitousness toward adultery.

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