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MOUNTAINOUS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does mountainous mean? 

MOUNTAINOUS (adjective)
  The adjective MOUNTAINOUS has 3 senses:

1. having hills and crags
2. like a mountain in size and impressiveness
3. containing many mountains

  Familiarity information: MOUNTAINOUS used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


MOUNTAINOUS (adjective)


Sense 1mountainous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having hills and crags

Synonyms:

cragged; craggy; hilly; mountainous

Context example:

hilly terrain

Similar:

rough; unsmooth (having or caused by an irregular surface)


Sense 2mountainous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Like a mountain in size and impressiveness

Context examples:

mountainous waves / a mountainous dark man

Similar:

big; large (above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent)


Sense 3mountainous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Containing many mountains

Similar:

highland; upland (used of high or hilly country)


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