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Definition of acclivous word

  • noun acclivous Sloping upward; rising like a hillside. 1

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acclivous popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 93% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for acclivous

adjective acclivous

  • skyward — Also, skywards. toward the sky.
  • ascending — If a group of things is arranged in ascending order, each thing is bigger, greater, or more important than the thing before it.
  • rising — advancing, ascending, or mounting: rising smoke.
  • uprising — an act of rising up.
  • up — to, toward, or in a more elevated position: to climb up to the top of a ladder.

Antonyms for acclivous

adjective acclivous

  • downhill — down the slope of a hill; downward.
  • easy — not hard or difficult; requiring no great labor or effort: a book that is easy to read; an easy victory.
  • facile — moving, acting, working, proceeding, etc., with ease, sometimes with superficiality: facile fingers; a facile mind.
  • level — having no part higher than another; having a flat or even surface.
  • straight — without a bend, angle, or curve; not curved; direct: a straight path.

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