Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Steep; precipitous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Poetic Steep; precipitous.

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  • adjective obsolete Steep.

Etymologies

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From steep + -y.

Examples

  • Washington in the 1930s was still a kind of steepy, relatively provincial southern town.

    The Day Before Yesterday: Reconsidering America's Past, Rediscovering the Present

  • Designed by Affonso Risi and located on a steepy hill in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the House at Rua Alabarda is a great example of an urban residence that uses the given space at its best.

    Stoned Box House in Sao Paolo, Brazil

  • Again, there are echoes of Shakespeare, who liked to coin words such as vasty, steepy, and plumpy.

    Archive 2010-05-01

  • Again, there are echoes of Shakespeare, who liked to coin words such as vasty, steepy, and plumpy.

    On useful tautology

  • For, I could rather wish, that so fearefull a beginning, should seeme but as an high and steepy hil appeares to them, that attempt to travell farre on foote, and ascending the same with some difficulty, come afterward to walk upon a goodly even plaine, which causeth the more contentment in them, because the attayning thereto was hard and painfull.

    The Decameron

  • Come live with me, and be my love; And we will all the pleasures prove That hills and valleys, dales and fields, Woods or steepy mountain yields.

    pastoral

  • Haste with these arms, and take thy steepy flight,

    The AEneid

  • Huge trunks of trees, fell'd from the steepy crown

    The Aeneid English

  • Sav'd - how, they know not - from the steepy leap.

    The Aeneid English

  • Haste with these arms, and take thy steepy flight.

    The Aeneid English

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