Advertisement - Continue reading below

Definition of "precipitancy" [precipitancy]

  • The quality of being precipitant. (noun)
  • Action or thought marked by impulsiveness or rash haste. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "precipitancy" in a sentence
  • "The precipitancy, which is the character of the play, is well marked in this short scene of waiting for Juliet's arrival."
  • "The position thus assigned to _inquiry_ is very significant of the theoretic precipitancy which is one of Dr. Dr.per's prominent characteristics."
  • "But, aiming to arm themselves with terrific and overwhelming strength, by invoking the cooperation of forces from the spiritual, invisible, and diabolical world, with rash "precipitancy," they hurried on the witchcraft prosecutions."