Definition of Mountainous

1. Adjective. Having hills and crags. "Hilly terrain"

Exact synonyms: Cragged, Craggy, Hilly
Similar to: Rough, Unsmooth
Derivative terms: Hill, Hilliness, Mountain



2. Adjective. Like a mountain in size and impressiveness. "A mountainous dark man"
Similar to: Big, Large

3. Adjective. Containing many mountains.
Similar to: Highland, Upland
Derivative terms: Mountain

Definition of Mountainous

1. a. Full of, or containing, mountains; as, the mountainous country of the Swiss.

Definition of Mountainous

1. Adjective. Having many mountains; rough (terrain); rocky. ¹

2. Adjective. Resembling a mountain, especially in size. ¹

3. Adjective. (context: by extension of a problem or task) Very difficult. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mountainous

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mountainous

mountainboarder
mountainboarders
mountainboarding
mountainboards
mountaineer
mountaineering
mountaineerings
mountaineers
mountainer
mountainers
mountainet
mountainets
mountainite
mountainless
mountainlike
mountainous (current term)
mountainously
mountainousness
mountains
mountainscape
mountainscapes
mountainside
mountainsides
mountainslope
mountainslopes
mountaintop
mountaintop removal
mountaintopism
mountaintops
mountainy

Literary usage of Mountainous

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by Sir William Wilson Hunter (1885)
"that mountainous knot whence the Tian-shan and the Hindu Kush also radiate. With the Kuen Luen the Himalayas have a closer connection, as these two mighty ..."

2. Dictionary of the Bible: Comprising Its Antiquities, Biography, Geography by William Robertson Smith (1896)
"This ridge or mountainous tract extends, without interruption, from the plain of Esdraelon to a line drawn between the south end of the Dead Sea and the SE ..."

3. A Voyage to South America: Describing at Large the Spanish Cities, Towns by Antonio de Ulloa, John Adams (1806)
"Phenomena observed in the mountainous Deserts and other Parts of this Province. ... TO the before-mentioned particulars of the mountainous deserts, ..."

4. Travels and Discoveries in North and Central Africa by Heinrich Barth (1890)
"THE mountainous TERRITORY OF ... and followed a NNW direction, towards the mountainous province of ..."

5. The Miscellaneous Works of the Right Honourable Sir James Mackintosh: Three by James Mackintosh (1848)
"and of the Savoyard recalling the mountainous scenery of his country,—and the descriptive ... Not many summer hours can be passed in the most mountainous ..."

6. Lombard Architecture by Arthur Kingsley Porter (1917)
"These were almost without exception, however, built in mountainous regions where ... Not a single example of its use in this mountainous region is extant. ..."

7. Biblical Researches in Palestine, and in the Adjacent Regions: A Journal of by Edward Robinson (1874)
"On our right and towards the northeast was now a mountainous tract ; consisting of steep limestone ridges ronning parallel to each other from east to west ..."

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