What does the word mountainous mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Abounding in mountains.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Like a mountain; huge.

Usage examples for mountainous

  1. This will sound strange in the ears of those who consider a mountainous, or at least an undulating, surface essential to beauty; but nature is altogether independent of what is called fine scenery. – Wilfrid Cumbermede by George MacDonald
  2. Its owner represents it as mountainous, rugged, and barren. – A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson
  3. On the horizon before us the mountainous cliffs, dark blue with a thick, ragged patch of mist at the top, towered steeply over the waves. – Seven Icelandic Short Stories by Various
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