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1(of a region) having many mountains.
hilly, craggy, rocky, alpine, high, steep, precipitousView synonyms
- ‘The southern part of the province is mountainous with most villages situated at the foot of the mountains.’
- ‘In general, mountainous regions with their steep slopes and deep valleys are eroded fastest.’
- ‘Poor communication and transport in the remote and mountainous region also hampered operations.’
- ‘This time the Swindon-born aviator hopes to smash an altitude record in a balloon over mountainous terrain.’
- ‘Nepal is a mostly mountainous region made up of many small villages.’
- ‘Since then, the mountainous county has been prone to mudflows and landslides triggered by torrential rains.’
- ‘Their course includes two of the highest roads in the world, so it will be a double challenge to cope with the mountainous terrain and the altitude.’
- ‘Almost all the land is mountainous and high above sea level.’
- ‘Many of the communities in this beautiful mountainous region are desperately poor.’
- ‘The soils in this mountainous region of Portugal are shallow and stony.’
- ‘Galicia is a mountainous land of ever-present rain and mists and lush greenery.’
- ‘The militants attack Indian forces almost daily in the mountainous province.’
- ‘The mountainous county has become a natural habitat for boars and owls, yet crops there have also been ruined by them.’
- ‘The army, they say, lacked sufficient combat readiness to fight in mountainous terrain.’
- ‘In India, they can only be found today in the mountainous regions of Kashmir and Ladakh.’
- ‘Pakistan controls a thin slice of the valley in the west and a large tract of mountainous land in the north.’
- ‘In the background is a landscape of forests amid mountainous terrain.’
- ‘The island, mountainous and very pretty, features huge banana plantations.’
- ‘The mountainous region around the small Corsican town of Bastilyica breeds a hardy, proud people.’
- ‘The road traverses sandy and stony desert and mountainous terrain.’
- ‘It proposes setting up mobile teams to provide specialist medical services in remote mountainous regions.’
- ‘Victims were forced to live in sanatoriums on small islands or deep in mountainous hinterlands.’
- ‘Traditional alpine plants come from the mountainous regions of the world.’
- ‘The school is in a village in Auvergne, a rural and mountainous region in France.’
2Very large; huge:‘struggling under mountainous debts’
huge, enormous, gigantic, massive, very big, very large, great, giant, colossal, mammoth, vast, immense, tremendous, mighty, formidable, staggering, monumental, herculean, epic, prodigious, monstrous, titanic, towering, king-sized, king-size, gargantuan, substantialView synonyms
- ‘The government, meanwhile, is burdened with a debt to rich creditors so mountainous it can simply never be repaid.’
- ‘It was a massive building lined with silver and jade, a mountainous structure glimmering in the sun.’
- ‘It is famous for its mountainous debt and its stupendous sales growth.’
- ‘Many very young people find themselves saddled with mountainous debts.’
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