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declivitous

[dih-kliv-i-tuh s] /dɪˈklɪv ɪ təs/
adjective
1.
having a somewhat steep downward slope.
Origin of declivitous
1790-1800
1790-1800; declivit(y) + -ous
Related forms
declivitously, adverb
nondeclivitous, adjective
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  • Then, wheeling, they bore him company up the declivitous road.

    The Red Tavern Charles Raymond Macauley
  • The road proved quite as rough and declivitous as its reputation.

    Alias The Lone Wolf Louis Joseph Vance

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