Examples of mountainous in a Sentence
the seemingly mountainous obstacles he had to overcome while growing up
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North Korea’s missiles and nuclear facilities are dispersed and hidden throughout the country’s mountainous terrain.
Some units may be able to operate for as long as a few weeks, but maintaining supply lines across mountainous terrain will be an almost impossible task.
Among other attributes, the mountainous region is home to one of the U.S.’s biggest gatherings of butterflies.
Both countries claim the mountainous border region of Kashmir, and Pakistan has long accused Indian forces of abusing Muslim protesters there.
One man insisted on being heard: Jaime Barlucea, mayor of the mountainous town of Adjuntas in the island's center.
Earlier this month a Buddhist organisation in Ladakh, a mountainous region on the borders of Tibet, issued a stark warning.
Puerto Rico’s mountainous central region was hard hit by Hurricane Maria.
With its colorful buildings, cobblestoned streets, and mountainous backdrop, Tequila makes for an ideal couple of days tacked on to a trip to Guadalajara, which lies just an hour’s drive away.
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Synonymsastronomical (also astronomic), Brobdingnagian, bumper, colossal, cosmic (also cosmical), cyclopean, elephantine, enormous, galactic, gargantuan, giant, gigantesque, gigantic, grand, herculean, heroic (also heroical), Himalayan, humongous (also humungous), immense, jumbo, king-size (or king-sized), leviathan, mammoth, massive, mega, mighty, monster, monstrous, monumental, huge, oceanic, pharaonic, planetary, prodigious, super, super-duper, supersize, supersized, titanic, tremendous, vast, vasty, walloping, whacking, whopping
Antonymsbantam, bitty, diminutive, infinitesimal, Lilliputian, little bitty, micro, microminiature, microscopic (also microscopical), midget, miniature, minuscule, minute, pocket, pygmy, teensy, teensy-weensy, teeny, teeny-weeny, tiny, wee
Related Wordsbig, bulky, considerable, extensive, good, goodly, great, gross, handsome, hefty, hulking, largish, major, outsize (also outsized), overgrown, oversize (or oversized), sizable (or sizeable), substantial, tidy, voluminous; august, formidable, grandiose, imposing, lofty, majestic; cavernous, monolithic, overwhelming, staggering, stupendous, towering; boundless, immeasurable, infinite
Near Antonymslittle, mini, petite, pint-size (or pint-sized), puny, small, smallish, undersized (also undersize); dinky, dwarfish, half-pint
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