[ dih-kliv-i-tuhs ]
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  1. having a somewhat steep downward slope.

Origin of declivitous

First recorded in 1790–1800; declivit(y) + -ous

Other words from declivitous

  • de·cliv·i·tous·ly, adverb
  • non·de·cliv·i·tous, adjective

Words Nearby declivitous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use declivitous in a sentence

  • Then, wheeling, they bore him company up the declivitous road.

    The Red Tavern | Charles Raymond Macauley
  • Brother to the Comanche, the Shoshone rode his horse over rocks and ravines, up declivitous ways and almost impossible passes.

    The Conquest | Eva Emery Dye
  • The road proved quite as rough and declivitous as its reputation.

    Alias The Lone Wolf | Louis Joseph Vance