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n. pl. ac·cliv·i·ties
An upward slope, as of a hill.

[Latin acclīvitās, from acclīvis, uphill : ad-, ad- + clīvus, slope; see klei- in Indo-European roots.]

ac·cliv′i·tous (-ĭ-təs) adj.


n, pl -ties
an upward slope, esp of the ground. Compare declivity
[C17: from Latin acclīvitās, from acclīvis sloping up, steep]
acˈclivitous, acclivous adj


(əˈklɪv ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
an upward slope, as of ground; an ascent (opposed to declivity).
[1605–15; < Latin acclīvitās <acclīv(is) steep]
ac•cliv′i•tous, ac•cli•vous (əˈklaɪ vəs) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.acclivity - an upward slope or grade (as in a road)acclivity - an upward slope or grade (as in a road); "the car couldn't make it up the rise"
incline, slope, side - an elevated geological formation; "he climbed the steep slope"; "the house was built on the side of a mountain"
uphill - the upward slope of a hill


An upward slope:


[əˈklɪvɪtɪ] Nsubida f, cuesta f


n (form)Hang m
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The young Mohican gave a shout of triumph, and followed by Duncan, he glided up the acclivity they had descended to the combat, and sought the friendly shelter of the rocks and shrubs.
As my eye followed that awful acclivity far away up into the remote skies, it seemed to me that all I had ever seen before of sublimity and magnitude was small and insignificant compared to this.
Save a herdsman, who seemed to have caught something of the nature and expression of the beasts he tended, they met no one until they approached the village, where, on the brow of an acclivity, masculine humanity appeared in the shape of two curates: one tall, thin, close-shaven, with a book under his arm, and his neck craned forward; the other middle-sized, robust, upright, and aggressive, with short black whiskers, and an air of protest against such notions as that a clergyman may not marry, hunt, play cricket, or share the sports of honest laymen.
In some parts, slight curls of smoke emitted a sulphurous smell, proving that the internal fires had lost nothing of their expansive powers, though, having climbed a high acclivity, I could see no volcano for a radius of several miles.
At last, she sank down on one of the rocky steps of the acclivity.
Seeking this gentle acclivity, they began to ascend it with alacrity, trusting to find at the top one of those elevated plains which prevail among the Rocky Mountains.
Quite elated at being so near the Happars, I pushed up the acclivity, and soon gained its summit.
Whilst, however, the horses were climbing the steep acclivity which leads from the river to the castle, several shop-boys approached the last horse, from whose saddle-bow a number of birds were suspended by the beak.
It prompted the matron to say that she would walk a little way--as far as to the point where the acclivity from the valley began its first steep ascent to the outer world.
At eight o'clock it descended the farther slope, the acclivity of which was much less abrupt.
When we had surmounted the acclivity, I was about to withdraw my arm from his, but by a slight tightening of the elbow was tacitly informed that such was not his will, and accordingly desisted.
The clump of laurel in which the criminal lay was in the angle of a road which, after, ascending, southward, a steep acclivity to that point, turned sharply to the west, running along the summit for perhaps one hundred yards.