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Noun: precipitousness  pri'si-pi-tus-nus
  1. The property possessed by a slope that is very steep
    - abruptness, steepness
  2. The quality of happening with headlong haste or without warning
    - abruptness, precipitateness, precipitance, precipitancy, suddenness

Type of: gradient, haste, hastiness, hurriedness, hurry, precipitation, slope