Adjective "Mountainous" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


(of a region) having many mountains.
  1. 'The soils in this mountainous region of Portugal are shallow and stony.'
  2. 'The militants attack Indian forces almost daily in the mountainous province.'
  3. 'The mountainous region around the small Corsican town of Bastilyica breeds a hardy, proud people.'
  4. 'Nepal is a mostly mountainous region made up of many small villages.'
  5. 'The mountainous county has become a natural habitat for boars and owls, yet crops there have also been ruined by them.'
  6. 'Since then, the mountainous county has been prone to mudflows and landslides triggered by torrential rains.'
  7. 'The island, mountainous and very pretty, features huge banana plantations.'
  8. 'Traditional alpine plants come from the mountainous regions of the world.'
  9. 'The southern part of the province is mountainous with most villages situated at the foot of the mountains.'
  10. 'Many of the communities in this beautiful mountainous region are desperately poor.'
  11. 'The army, they say, lacked sufficient combat readiness to fight in mountainous terrain.'
  12. 'The road traverses sandy and stony desert and mountainous terrain.'
Very large; huge.
  1. 'The government, meanwhile, is burdened with a debt to rich creditors so mountainous it can simply never be repaid.'
  2. 'It was a massive building lined with silver and jade, a mountainous structure glimmering in the sun.'


1. abounding in mountains: a mountainous wilderness.

2. of the nature of a mountain.

3. resembling a mountain or mountains, as being very large and high: mountainous waves.

More examples(as adjective)

"places can be mountainous with pines."

"places can be mountainous with maples."

"places can be mountainous with firs."

"areas can be mountainous with peaks."

"regions can be mountainous."

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