precipitancy

noun
pre·​cip·​i·​tan·​cy | \ pri-ˈsi-pə-tən(t)-sē How to pronounce precipitancy (audio) \

Definition of precipitancy

: undue hastiness or suddenness

First Known Use of precipitancy

1540, in the meaning defined above

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“Precipitancy.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/precipitancy. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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