[dih-kliv-i-tuh s]


having a somewhat steep downward slope.

Nearby words

  1. declinature,
  2. decline,
  3. decline and fall of the roman empire, the,
  4. declinometer,
  5. declive,
  6. declivity,
  7. declivous,
  8. declomycin,
  9. declutch,
  10. declutter

Origin of declivitous

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

Related formsde·cliv·i·tous·ly, adverbnon·de·cliv·i·tous, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for declivitous

  • The road proved quite as rough and declivitous as its reputation.

    Alias The Lone Wolf|Louis Joseph Vance
  • Then, wheeling, they bore him company up the declivitous road.

    The Red Tavern|Charles Raymond Macauley