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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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