[ dih-kliv-i-tuhs ]
/ dɪˈklɪv ɪ təs /


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, adverbnon·de·cliv·i·tous, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences 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