Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun steep

1 sense of steep

Sense 1
steep -- (a steep place (as on a hill))
       => descent, declivity, fall, decline, declination, declension, downslope -- (a downward slope or bend)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb steep

2 senses of steep

Sense 1
steep, immerse, engulf, plunge, engross, absorb, soak up -- (devote (oneself) fully to; "He immersed himself into his studies")
       => concentrate, focus, center, centre, pore, rivet -- (direct one's attention on something; "Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies")

Sense 2
steep, infuse -- (let sit in a liquid to extract a flavor or to cleanse; "steep the blossoms in oil"; "steep the fruit in alcohol")
       => soak, imbue -- (fill, soak, or imbue totally; "soak the bandage with disinfectant")

Antonyms of adj steep

3 senses of steep

Sense 1
steep (vs. gradual) -- (having a sharp inclination; "the steep attic stairs"; "steep cliffs")

gradual (vs. steep) -- ((of a topographical gradient) not steep or abrupt; "a gradual slope")
        => easy, gentle -- (marked by moderate steepness; "an easy climb"; "a gentle slope")
        => sloping -- (having a slanting form or direction; "an area of gently sloping hills"; "a room with a sloping ceiling")

Sense 2
exorbitant, extortionate, outrageous, steep, unconscionable, usurious -- (greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation; "exorbitant rent"; "extortionate prices"; "spends an outrageous amount on entertainment"; "usurious interest rate"; "unconscionable spending")

INDIRECT (VIA immoderate) -> moderate -- (being within reasonable or average limits; not excessive or extreme; "moderate prices"; "a moderate income"; "a moderate fine"; "moderate demands"; "a moderate estimate"; "a moderate eater"; "moderate success"; "a kitchen of moderate size"; "the X-ray showed moderate enlargement of the heart")

Sense 3
steep -- (of a slope; set at a high angle; "note the steep incline"; "a steep roof sheds snow")

INDIRECT (VIA high) -> low -- (literal meanings; being at or having a relatively small elevation or upward extension; "low ceilings"; "low clouds"; "low hills"; "the sun is low"; "low furniture"; "a low bow")

Similarity of adj steep

3 senses of steep

Sense 1
steep (vs. gradual) -- (having a sharp inclination; "the steep attic stairs"; "steep cliffs")
       => abrupt, precipitous, sharp -- (extremely steep; "an abrupt canyon"; "the precipitous rapids of the upper river"; "the precipitous hills of Chinese paintings"; "a sharp drop")
       => bluff, bold, sheer -- (very steep; having a prominent and almost vertical front; "a bluff headland"; "where the bold chalk cliffs of England rise"; "a sheer descent of rock")
       => heavy -- (sharply inclined; "a heavy grade")
       => perpendicular -- (extremely steep; "the great perpendicular face of the cliff")
       => steepish -- (somewhat steep)
       => steep-sided -- (having very steep sides)
          Also See-> vertical#1, perpendicular#2

Sense 2
exorbitant, extortionate, outrageous, steep, unconscionable, usurious -- (greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation; "exorbitant rent"; "extortionate prices"; "spends an outrageous amount on entertainment"; "usurious interest rate"; "unconscionable spending")
       => immoderate (vs. moderate) -- (beyond reasonable limits; "immoderate laughter"; "immoderate spending")

Sense 3
steep -- (of a slope; set at a high angle; "note the steep incline"; "a steep roof sheds snow")
       => high (vs. low) -- ((literal meaning) being at or having a relatively great or specific elevation or upward extension (sometimes used in combinations like `knee-high'); "a high mountain"; "high ceilings"; "high buildings"; "a high forehead"; "a high incline"; "a foot high")

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