What is another word for uphill?

398 synonyms found


[ ʌphˈɪl], [ ʌphˈɪl], [ ʌ_p_h_ˈɪ_l]

Uphill, a word to describe a challenging task or situation, can be substituted by several synonyms to add variation to speech or writing. For instance, the term vertical implies an ascent on a steep incline while ascending is a verb that represents the process of going up or getting higher. Further, "mountainous" can serve as a synonym for uphill when referring to a challenging or arduous task. The adverb "steadily" can also be used to indicate a gradual ascent, whereas an adjective like "upward" emphasizes upward movement. A few more synonyms include straining, tiring, difficult and hard, providing a range of options to suit the context.

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How to use "Uphill" in context?

When someone thinks of being "uphill", they may think of a fun race where they are trying to get to the top as fast as possible. But, what about the rest of the time? For many people, uphill means walking to a nearby store, picking up groceries, and walking back home. It can also be a literal uphill climb to a higher elevation. Non-profit groups, such as the American Red Cross, often use the metaphor of "uphill" to describe the challenges of providing disaster relief.

During a disaster, transport resources and supplies to where they are needed the most can be a challenge under any circumstances.

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