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steep

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of steep

  1. 1 having an incline approaching the perpendicular <a very steep rock face that is nearly impossible to climb> Synonyms abrupt, bold, precipitous, sheer Related Words perpendicular, plumb, straight, vertical; craggy, hillocky, hilly, mountainous, scarped; angled, canted, cocked, heeled, inclined, listed, slanted, sloped, tilted, tipped Near Antonyms gentle, gradual, moderate, soft; even, flat, flush, horizontal, level, plane, smooth, unruffled, unwrinkled Antonyms easy

  2. 2 going beyond a normal or acceptable limit in degree or amount <we would like to hire him, but his salary demands are just too steep> Synonyms baroque, devilish, exorbitant, extravagant, extreme, fancy, immoderate, inordinate, insane, intolerable, lavish, overdue, overextravagant, overmuch, overweening, plethoric, excessive, stiff, towering, unconscionable, undue, unmercifulRelated Words boundless, endless, immeasurable, infinite, limitless; unbearable, unjustifiable, unwarranted; improper, inappropriate, thick, unseemly; unrestrainedNear Antonyms deficient, inadequate, insufficient; minimal, minimumAntonyms middling, moderate, modest, reasonable, temperate




steep

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of steep

  1. 1 to cause (as a person) to become filled or saturated with a certain quality or principle <grew up steeped in the ways of his ancestors> <a town steeped in history> Synonyms endue (or indue), imbue, inculcate, ingrain (also engrain), inoculate, invest, infuse, suffuseRelated Words animate, charge, enliven, invigorate, leaven; implant, instill, plant; impregnate, permeate, pervade, saturate; deluge, drown, fill, flood, inundate, overwhelm, submergeNear Antonyms deprive, divest, strip; clear, empty; eliminate, remove, take away

  2. 2 to wet thoroughly with liquid <chew fresh ginger that has been steeped in hot water to aid digestion> Synonyms drench, drown, impregnate, macerate, saturate, sodden, sop, souse, soakRelated Words waterlog, water-soak; marinate, seethe; presoak; dip, immerse, inundate, submerge, swamp; bathe, douse (also dowse), hydrate, swill, wash, water; infiltrate, penetrate, permeate; damp, dampen, humidify, moistenNear Antonyms dehydrate, desiccate, dry, parch, sear; drain, empty, void; dehumidifyAntonyms wring (out)





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