Definition of Precipitancy

1. Noun. The quality of happening with headlong haste or without warning.




Definition of Precipitancy

1. Noun. Suddenness; excessive haste. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Precipitancy

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Precipitancy

preciously
preciousness
preciousnesses
precip
precipe
precipes
precipice
precipices
precipitabilities
precipitability
precipitable
precipitable water
precipitance
precipitances
precipitancies
precipitancy (current term)
precipitant
precipitantly
precipitantness
precipitants
precipitate
precipitated
precipitately
precipitateness
precipitates
precipitating
precipitating(a)
precipitation
precipitations
precipitative

Literary usage of Precipitancy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. English Synonymes Explained: In Alphabetical Order ; with Copious by George Crabb (1883)
"As the chemist, by catching at it too soon, lost the philosophical elixir, so precipitancy of our understandings is an occasion of error. GLANVIL. ..."

2. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1868)
"From there a charge was ordered, and was executed with such precipitancy that the guard at the bridge, consisting of a force of fifty men, under command of ..."

3. The Punishment of Death: A Selection of Articles from the Morning Herald by Thomson Gale (Firm) (1837)
"So well convinced are the superior Judges of the cruel precipitancy of this enactment, that when a person accused of murder is to be tried at the Assizes, ..."

4. Diary of the American Revolution: From Newspapers and Original Documents by Frank Moore (1860)
"Their appearance in passing through Bristol ferry caused a general alarm on the island, and set the Hessians to retreating with the utmost precipitancy with ..."

5. Lectures on Metaphysics and Logic by William Hamilton (1860)
"precipitancy— SLOTH — HOPE AND FEAR- SELF-LOVE. IN our last Lecture, we entered on the consideration of the various sources of Error. ..."

6. The Life of Percy Bysshe Shelley by Thomas Jefferson Hogg (1858)
"... told me what he had done, being unquestionably ashamed of his precipitancy; he never showed me the letter, or the answer to it, if he ever received one. ..."

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