Variant of steep
- having a sharp rise or highly inclined slope; precipitous: a steep incline
- unreasonably high or great; exorbitant; excessive: steep demands, a steep price
- extreme; exaggerated: a rather steep statement
- Obsolete high; lofty
Origin: ME < OE steap, lofty, high, akin to OFris steep, MHG stouf, cliff (as in Ger Hohenstaufen) < IE *steup- < base *(s)teu-, to strike, butt > stock, stub, L tundere, to strike
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