Brief Definitions of the Antonym(s)
Learn when and how to use these words with these examples!
Moving or situated against a slope or incline; going up rather than down.
The hiker found it challenging to climb uphill on the steep mountain trail.
Moving or sloping upward; rising in height or degree.
The hot air balloon was ascending into the sky, offering a breathtaking view of the landscape below.
Increasing in amount, level, or intensity; moving upward.
The sun was rising over the horizon, signaling the start of a new day.
How are these antonyms different from each other?
- 1Uphill refers to movement or position against a slope or incline, while declivous refers to a downward slope.
- 2Ascending describes upward movement or slope, while declivous describes downward movement or slope.
- 3Rising refers to an increase in height, level, or intensity, while declivous refers to a decrease in height or slope.
Good things to know
- 1Outdoor Activities: Use uphill to describe a challenging climb or hike, and declivous to describe a downhill slope.
- 2Geography: Use ascending and rising to describe landforms such as mountains, hills, and valleys.
- 3Science: Use declivous to describe the downward slope of a river or the angle of a slope in physics.
The antonyms of declivous are uphill, ascending, and rising. Use these words to describe movement or position against a slope or incline, upward movement or slope, and an increase in height, level, or intensity. Use them in outdoor activities, geography, and science contexts to enhance communication and understanding.