Definition of mountainous in English:

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mountainous

Pronunciation: /ˈmountənəs/

adjective

1(Of a region) having many mountains.
Example sentences
  • In general, mountainous regions with their steep slopes and deep valleys are eroded fastest.
  • Traditional alpine plants come from the mountainous regions of the world.
  • Nepal is a mostly mountainous region made up of many small villages.
Synonyms
hilly, craggy, rocky, alpine;
upland, highland
1.1Huge: struggling under mountainous debts
More example sentences
  • Many very young people find themselves saddled with mountainous debts.
  • It is famous for its mountainous debt and its stupendous sales growth.
  • The government, meanwhile, is burdened with a debt to rich creditors so mountainous it can simply never be repaid.
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Syllabification: moun·tain·ous

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