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 steepness
But this underestimate of the steepness of the mountain is checked by the deportment of its stones.Hours of Exercise in the Alps|John Tyndall
He would doubtless have run had it not been for the steepness of the earlier ascents.Godfrey Morgan|Jules Verne
He made the pony go at a very brisk trot, wherever the steepness of the road would allow.The Fairchild Family|Mary Martha Sherwood
He was afraid, he confessed, before even he reached Montana; he was afraid of the steepness of the mountains.The Research Magnificent|H. G. Wells
As has been said, the steepness increases as one approaches the top, the last five hundred feet being like the roof of a house.Klondike Nuggets|E. S. Ellis
British Dictionary definitions for steepness (1 of 2)
- having or being a slope or gradient approaching the perpendicular
- (as noun)the steep