adjective, steep·er, steep·est.
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Origin of steep1
OTHER WORDS FROM steepsteep·ly, adverbsteep·ness, noun
Words nearby steep
Example sentences from the Web for steeply
That would be at least another couple percent of GNP, collected ideally through a steeply graduated consumption tax.
How were we to prevent ourselves from slipping down the steeply inclined plane?A Journey to the Centre of the Earth|Jules Verne
There were no pines around it; few trees of any sort; the ground did not slope so steeply as around the first house.Pierre; or The Ambiguities|Herman Melville
He ranged here and there, and at last went up the hillside which rose here so steeply as to be stiff climbing.The Hidden Places|Bertrand W. Sinclair
These, lashed together, were lowered into the hole and allowed to rest upon the steeply sloping sides.A Lively Bit of the Front|Percy F. Westerman
Monson flung up the vans against the air, and over Fulham they rushed up their atmospheric switchback again, steeply—too steeply.The Plattner Story and Others|H. G. Wells
British Dictionary definitions for steeply (1 of 2)
- having or being a slope or gradient approaching the perpendicular
- (as noun)the steep