precipitance


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pre·cip·i·tan·cy

 (prĭ-sĭp′ĭ-tən-sē) also pre·cip·i·tance (-təns)
n.
1. The quality of being precipitant.
2. Action or thought marked by impulsiveness or rash haste.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.precipitance - the quality of happening with headlong haste or without warningprecipitance - the quality of happening with headlong haste or without warning
haste, hastiness, hurriedness, hurry, precipitation - overly eager speed (and possible carelessness); "he soon regretted his haste"

precipitance

noun
Translations

precipitance

, precipitancy
n (= hastiness)Hast f, → Eile f; (= overhastiness)Voreiligkeit f, → Überstürztheit f, → Überstürzung f
References in classic literature ?
Bennet this morning, that if you ever resolved upon quitting Netherfield you should be gone in five minutes, you meant it to be a sort of panegyric, of compliment to yourself-- and yet what is there so very laudable in a precipitance which must leave very necessary business undone, and can be of no real advantage to yourself or anyone else?
At least, therefore, I did not assume the character of needless precipitance merely to show off before the ladies.
sup][30] However, in this study, there were no cases in the period of pregnancy or postpartum, no emotional or intensive exercise precipitance records and none of them had a history of connective tissue or autoimmune disease.