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Synonyms for steep

Synonyms for steep

so sharply inclined as to be almost perpendicular

vastly exceeding a normal limit, as in cost

to saturate (something) with a liquid


Synonyms for steep

a steep place (as on a hill)

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

having a sharp inclination


greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation

of a slope

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He saw how many knights had broken their necks in vain, but undaunted he approached the steep mountain on foot and began the ascent.
Sometimes the hills were so steep that, despite our driver's haste, the horses could only go slowly.
Beyond the green swelling hills of the Mittel Land rose mighty slopes of forest up to the lofty steeps of the Carpathians themselves.
For a man unaccustomed to walk on land, the Captain climbed the steep slopes with an agility I never saw equalled and which a hunter would have envied.
On either side it appeared hemmed in by steep and green acclivities, which, uniting near the spot where I lay, formed an abrupt and semicircular termination of grassy cliffs and precipices hundreds of feet in height, over which flowed numberless small cascades.
Here we found an immediate and steep ascent, so that within a hundred yards we had reached a point above the waters.
Half way up the steep was a yawning cave, black as night beyond the point where the rainbow rays of the colored suns reached into it.
As they gazed upward at the great mass of tumbled rocks that covered the steep incline, Dorothy gave a little groan and said:
Agnes, I want you to take a walk with me to--' (he named a certain part of the coast--a bold hill on the land side, and towards the sea a steep precipice, from the summit of which a glorious view is to be had).
On the steep incline above the spring grew tiny maidenhair ferns, while higher up were larger ferns and brakes.
The Ass, as long as he traveled along the plain, carried his load with ease, but when he began to ascend the steep path of the mountain, felt his load to be more than he could bear.
For a part of the distance between Auburn and Newcastle the road-- first on one side of a creek and then on the other--occupies the whole bottom of the ravine, being partly cut out of the steep hillside, and partly built up with bowlders removed from the creek- bed by the miners.
Three archers he slew in three giant strokes, but Sir Oliver flung his arms round him, and the two, staggering and straining, reeled backwards and fell, locked in each other's grasp, over the edge of the steep cliff which flanked the hill.
Easy as it was to mow the wet, soft grass, it was hard work going up and down the steep sides of the ravine.
She insisted on taking her turns at walking, and when he breathed the panting mares on the steep, and Saxon stood by their heads caressing them and cheering them, Billy's joy was too deep for any turn of speech as he gazed at his beautiful horses and his glowing girl, trim and colorful in her golden brown corduroy, the brown corduroy calves swelling sweetly under the abbreviated slim skirt.