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Synonyms for steep

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. steep

    High is used of simple elevation; steep is said only of an incline where the vertical measurement is sufficiently great in proportion to the horizontal to make it difficult of ascent. Steep is relative; an ascent of 100 feet to the mile on a railway is a steep grade; a rise of 500 feet to the mile makes a steep wagon-road; a roof is steep when it makes with the horizontal line an angle of more than 45°. A high mountain may be climbed by a winding road nowhere steep, while a little hill may be accessible only by a steep path. A sharp ascent or descent is one that makes a sudden, decided angle with the plane from which it starts; a sheer ascent or descent is perpendicular, or nearly so; precipitous applies to that which is of the nature of a precipice, and is used especially of a descent; abrupt is as if broken sharply off, and applies to either acclivity or declivity. Compare HIGH.

    abrupt, high, precipitous, sharp, sheer

    easy, flat, gentle, gradual, horizontal, level, low, slight

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. steepverb

    dip, soak, immerse, macerate, submerge, drench, imbue

    air, dry, ventilate, fan, sun, aridity, exsiccate

  2. steepadjective

    abrupt, precipitous, elevated, inaccessible, hilly, craggy

    easy, level, undulating, accessible, gradual

Princeton's WordNet

  1. steepadjective

    a steep place (as on a hill)

    gentle, low, easy, moderate, gradual, sloping

  2. steepadjective

    having a sharp inclination

    "the steep attic stairs"; "steep cliffs"

    extortionate, outrageous, exorbitant, usurious, unconscionable

    gentle, gradual, moderate, low, sloping, easy

  3. exorbitant, extortionate, outrageous, steep, unconscionable, usuriousadjective

    greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation

    "exorbitant rent"; "extortionate prices"; "spends an outrageous amount on entertainment"; "usurious interest rate"; "unconscionable spending"

    extortionate, usurious, conscienceless, horrid, exorbitant, horrific, unconscionable, outrageous, hideous

    sloping, gradual, gentle, moderate, easy, low

  4. steepverb

    of a slope; set at a high angle

    "note the steep incline"; "a steep roof sheds snow"

    extortionate, outrageous, exorbitant, usurious, unconscionable

    sloping, moderate, gentle, easy, low, gradual

  5. steep, immerse, engulf, plunge, engross, absorb, soak upverb

    devote (oneself) fully to

    "He immersed himself into his studies"

    engulf, douse, bury, occupy, sop up, swallow, dump, assimilate, engross, dunk, souse, launch, draw, eat up, absorb, engage, take in, immerse, swallow up, ingest, take up, plunk, dip, soak up, dive, imbibe, take over, suck up, plunge, infuse, suck

    sloping, gradual, low, easy, moderate, gentle

  6. steep, infuseverb

    let sit in a liquid to extract a flavor or to cleanse

    "steep the blossoms in oil"; "steep the fruit in alcohol"

    plunge, inculcate, instill, immerse, infuse, engulf, soak up, engross, impregnate, absorb, tincture

    gradual, moderate, gentle, low, easy, sloping

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. steepadjective

    precipitous, abrupt

  2. steepnoun

    precipice, abrupt declivity

  3. steepverb

    soak, macerate, imbrue, drench, digest, seethe

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. steepadjective

    precipitous, abrupt, sheer, perpendicular, excessive, immoderate

  2. steepnoun

    precipice, cliff, abrupt declivity, escarpment, scarp

  3. steepverb

    soak, macerate, imbrue, infuse

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "steep":

    abrupt, sharp, rugged, stiff, strong, precipitous, pronounced

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How to use steep in a sentence?

  1. Judge David Sentelle:

    You have a steep hill to climb.

  2. Richard Ziegler:

    The slopes becomes too steep, gravity takes over, and rocks start to fall.

  3. Manjusha Kulkarni:

    Businesses and restaurateurs have seen a steep decline in their patronage, we only have one case of the coronavirus here in LA.

  4. Mike Delph:

    I know there are many 'big names,' both Democrat and Republican, that are in the mix, but I have been an underdog before and have proven time and time again that I know how to win even against steep odds, all the while holding firm to my beliefs and value system.

  5. Peter Hotez:

    One( reason) is this steep acceleration, we're approaching( Fauci's) apocalyptic prediction of 100,000 cases a day.

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    A synonym of "dry"
    • A. steamy
    • B. sodden
    • C. drippy
    • D. juiceless

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