Synonyms of steep in English

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steep1


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adjective

1‘steep limestone cliffs’

SYNONYMS

precipitous, sheer, abrupt, sharp, perpendicular, vertical, bluff, vertiginous, dizzy

rare declivitous, acclivitous, scarped

ANTONYMS

gentle

2‘a steep rise in unemployment’

SYNONYMS

sharp, sudden, precipitate, precipitous, rapid

ANTONYMS

gradual

3‘the prices are a bit steep’

SYNONYMS

expensive, dear, costly, high, stiff

informal unreasonable, excessive, overpriced, exorbitant, extortionate, outrageous, prohibitive

British informal over the odds

informal pricey, over the top, OTT, criminal

ANTONYMS

reasonable


Synonyms of steep in English

: steep1steep2

steep2


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verb

1‘the ham is then steeped in brine for three or four days’

SYNONYMS

marinade, marinate, soak, souse, macerate

pickle, brine

2‘winding sheets were steeped in mercury sulphate as a disinfectant’

SYNONYMS

soak, saturate, immerse, submerge, wet through, drench

technical ret

3‘a city steeped in history’

SYNONYMS

imbue with, fill with, permeate with, pervade with, suffuse with, infuse with, perfuse with, impregnate with, soak in

rare stew in