Definition of mountainous in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmaʊntɪnəs/


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.
hilly, craggy, rocky, alpine, high, steep, precipitous;
upland, highland
2Very large; huge: 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.
informal mega, monster, whopping, whopping great, thumping, thumping great, humongous, jumbo, hulking, astronomical, astronomic
British informal whacking, whacking great, ginormous



Example sentences
  • Deficits and the public debt have piled up mountainously since then, and few people care, least of all conservative Republicans.
  • First Andrews delivered a flawed and mountainously complex piece of legislation, then he was ambushed by the unions.
  • The film is set in Manayacuna, a remote village hidden in the rugged, windblown, mountainously scenic Peruvian hinterland.

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