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pre·cip·i·tan·cy  (pr-sp-tn-s) also pre·cip·i·tance (-tns)
1. The quality of being precipitant.
2. Action or thought marked by impulsiveness or rash haste.

hasty or rash action, behavior, etc.; undue or ill-considered haste. — precipitant, adj.
See also: Behavior
Thesaurus Legend:  Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
Noun1.precipitancy - the quality of happening with headlong haste or without warningprecipitancy - 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"
precipitancy [prɪˈsɪpɪtənsɪ] N (frm) → precipitación f

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The first was never to accept anything for true which I did not clearly know to be such; that is to say, carefully to avoid precipitancy and prejudice, and to comprise nothing more in my judgement than what was presented to my mind so clearly and distinctly as to exclude all ground of doubt.
It establishes a salutary check upon the legislative body, calculated to guard the community against the effects of faction, precipitancy, or of any impulse unfriendly to the public good, which may happen to influence a majority of that body.
It was with an agitated, burning heart and brain that I hurried homewards, regardless of that scorching noonday sun - forgetful of everything but her I had just left - regretting nothing but her impenetrability, and my own precipitancy and want of tact - fearing nothing but her hateful resolution, and my inability to overcome it - hoping nothing - but halt, - I will not bore you with my conflicting hopes and fears - my serious cogitations and resolves.
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