declivitous

[dih-kliv-i-tuh s]

adjective

having a somewhat steep downward slope.

Origin of declivitous

First recorded in 1790–1800; declivit(y) + -ous
Related formsde·cliv·i·tous·ly, adverbnon·de·cliv·i·tous, adjective
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Examples from the Web for declivitous

Historical Examples of declivitous

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

    The Red Tavern

    Charles Raymond Macauley

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

    Alias The Lone Wolf

    Louis Joseph Vance