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precipitancy

[pri-sip-i-tuh n-see]
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noun, plural pre·cip·i·tan·cies.
  1. the quality or state of being precipitant.
  2. headlong or rash haste.
  3. precipitancies, hasty or rash acts.
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Also pre·cip·i·tance.

Origin of precipitancy

First recorded in 1610–20; precipit(ant) + -ancy
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Examples from the Web for precipitancy

Historical Examples

  • But I soon began to regret my precipitancy in leaving her so soon.

    The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

    Anne Bronte

  • She may have lent colour to the charge by her own precipitancy in denying it.

  • I have curbed and repressed myself not to scare you by precipitancy.

    Scaramouche

    Rafael Sabatini

  • There was an air of undue haste—a precipitancy and rush not all reassuring.

  • Her precipitancy at their last meeting had seemed, on reflection, unfortunate.

    Whispering Smith

    Frank H. Spearman