Synonyms of steep


1. steep, descent, declivity, fall, decline, declination, declension, downslope

usage: a steep place (as on a hill)


1. steep, immerse, engulf, plunge, engross, absorb, soak up, concentrate, focus, center, centre, pore, rivet

usage: devote (oneself) fully to; "He immersed himself into his studies"

2. steep, infuse, soak, imbue

usage: let sit in a liquid to extract a flavor or to cleanse; "steep the blossoms in oil"; "steep the fruit in alcohol"


1. steep (vs. gradual), abrupt, precipitous, sharp, bluff, bold, sheer, heavy, perpendicular, steepish, steep-sided, vertical#1, perpendicular

usage: having a sharp inclination; "the steep attic stairs"; "steep cliffs"

2. exorbitant, extortionate, outrageous, steep, unconscionable, usurious, immoderate (vs. moderate)

usage: greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation; "exorbitant rent"; "extortionate prices"; "spends an outrageous amount on entertainment"; "usurious interest rate"; "unconscionable spending"

3. steep, high (vs. low)

usage: of a slope; set at a high angle; "note the steep incline"; "a steep roof sheds snow"

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Definition and meaning of steep (Dictionary)