Synonyms of steep in English

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steep1


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adjective

1‘steep limestone cliffs’

SYNONYMS
precipitous, sheer, abrupt, sharp, perpendicular, vertical, bluff, vertiginous, dizzy
rare declivitous, acclivitous, scarped
ANTONYMS

gentle

2‘a steep rise in unemployment’

SYNONYMS
sharp, sudden, precipitate, precipitous, rapid
ANTONYMS

gradual

3‘the prices are a bit steep’

SYNONYMS
expensive, dear, costly, high, stiff
unreasonable, excessive, overpriced, exorbitant, extortionate, outrageous, prohibitive
British over the odds
informal pricey, over the top, OTT, criminal
ANTONYMS

reasonable


Synonyms of steep in English

: steep1steep2

steep2


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verb

1‘the ham is then steeped in brine for three or four days’

SYNONYMS
marinade, marinate, soak, souse, macerate
pickle, brine

2‘winding sheets were steeped in mercury sulphate as a disinfectant’

SYNONYMS
soak, saturate, immerse, submerge, wet through, drench
technical ret

3‘a city steeped in history’

SYNONYMS
imbue with, fill with, permeate with, pervade with, suffuse with, infuse with, perfuse with, impregnate with, soak in
rare stew in