precipitance
noun Date: 1667 precipitancy

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Precipitance — Pre*cip i*tance, Precipitancy Pre*cip i*tan*cy, n. [From {Precipitant}.] The quality or state of being precipitant, or precipitate; headlong hurry; excessive or rash haste in resolving, forming an opinion, or executing a purpose; precipitation;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • precipitance — index dispatch (promptness), haste, inconsideration Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • precipitance — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Careless headlong action: haste, hastiness, hurriedness, precipitancy, precipitateness, precipitation, rashness, rush. See CAREFUL …   English dictionary for students

  • precipitance — pre cip·i·tance· || prɪ sɪpɪtÉ™ns n. hurry, rush, hasty action, reckless act; headlong fall, rapid downward fall …   English contemporary dictionary

  • precipitance — n.; (also precipitancy) 1. Haste, hurry, precipitation, flurry. 2. Rashness, temerity, precipitation, recklessness, heedlessness, inconsiderateness, thoughtlessness. See rashness …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • precipitance — pre·cip·i·tance …   English syllables

  • precipitance — noun the quality of happening with headlong haste or without warning • Syn: ↑abruptness, ↑precipitateness, ↑precipitousness, ↑precipitancy, ↑suddenness • Derivationally related forms: ↑sudden (for …   Useful english dictionary

  • Precipitancy — Precipitance Pre*cip i*tance, Precipitancy Pre*cip i*tan*cy, n. [From {Precipitant}.] The quality or state of being precipitant, or precipitate; headlong hurry; excessive or rash haste in resolving, forming an opinion, or executing a purpose;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Haste — (h[=a]st), n. [OE. hast; akin to D. haast, G., Dan., Sw., & OFries. hast, cf. OF. haste, F. h[^a]te (of German origin); all perh. fr. the root of E. hate in a earlier sense of, to pursue. See {Hate}.] 1. Celerity of motion; speed; swiftness;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To make haste — Haste Haste (h[=a]st), n. [OE. hast; akin to D. haast, G., Dan., Sw., & OFries. hast, cf. OF. haste, F. h[^a]te (of German origin); all perh. fr. the root of E. hate in a earlier sense of, to pursue. See {Hate}.] 1. Celerity of motion; speed;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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