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Synonyms for steep

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. steep(adj)

    a steep place (as on a hill)

    gentle, low, easy, moderate, gradual, sloping

  2. steep(adj)

    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, usurious(adj)

    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. steep(verb)

    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 up(verb)

    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, infuse(verb)

    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

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. steep(v)

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

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

  2. steep(a)

    abrupt, precipitous, elevated, inaccessible, hilly, craggy

    easy, level, undulating, accessible, gradual

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. steep(a.)

    precipitous, abrupt

  2. steep(n.)

    precipice, abrupt declivity

  3. steep(v. a.)

    soak, macerate, imbrue, drench, digest, seethe

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. steep(a)

    precipitous, abrupt, sheer, perpendicular, excessive, immoderate

  2. steep(n)

    precipice, cliff, abrupt declivity, escarpment, scarp

  3. steep(v)

    soak, macerate, imbrue, infuse

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

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

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How to use steep in a sentence?

  1. William Dobyns:

    We need to get the message out that this is real, and coming, without getting everybody to panic, there will be a steep curve of new information coming in.

  2. Michel de Montaigne:

    Virtue craves a steep and thorny path.

  3. Hesiod:

    Before the gates of excellence the high gods have placed sweat long is the road thereto and rough and steep at first but when the heights are reached, then there is ease, though grievously hard in the winning.

  4. National Park Service:

    The terrain below where Bunker went missing is near the location of the Liberty Ridge tragedy that claimed the lives of six climbers in 2014. It is very steep, terminates in cliffs, and is known for frequent avalanches and active rockfall, this, combined with the broken surface of the Carbon Glacier, will prevent the deployment of ground teams in this search.

  5. Bob Richards:

    It’s been a very steep mountain, we had to lay the track at the same time that we wanted to do the mission.

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