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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 of steep abrupt, bold, precipitous, sheer Words Related to steep perpendicular, plumb, straight, vertical; craggy, hillocky, hilly, mountainous, scarped; angled, canted, cocked, heeled, inclined, listed, slanted, sloped, tilted, tipped Near Antonyms of steep gentle, gradual, moderate, soft; even, flat, flush, horizontal, level, plane, smooth, unruffled, unwrinkled Antonyms of steep 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 of steep baroque, devilish, exorbitant, extravagant, extreme, fancy, immoderate, inordinate, insane, intolerable, lavish, overdue, overextravagant, overmuch, overweening, plethoric, excessive, stiff, towering, unconscionable, undue, unmercifulWords Related to steep boundless, endless, immeasurable, infinite, limitless; unbearable, unjustifiable, unwarranted; improper, inappropriate, thick, unseemly; unrestrainedNear Antonyms of steep deficient, inadequate, insufficient; minimal, minimumAntonyms of steep 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 of steep endue (or indue), imbue, inculcate, ingrain (also engrain), inoculate, invest, infuse, suffuseWords Related to steep animate, charge, enliven, invigorate, leaven; implant, instill, plant; impregnate, permeate, pervade, saturate; deluge, drown, fill, flood, inundate, overwhelm, submergeNear Antonyms of steep 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 of steep drench, drown, impregnate, macerate, saturate, sodden, sop, souse, soakWords Related to steep 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 of steep dehydrate, desiccate, dry, parch, sear; drain, empty, void; dehumidifyAntonyms of steep wring (out)



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