mountainous

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From mountain +‎ -ous after Middle French montagneux, from Late Latin montāniōsus, from Vulgar Latin *montānea, from Latin montem (mountain).

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mountainous (comparative more mountainous, superlative most mountainous)

  1. Having many mountains; characterized by mountains; of the nature of a mountain; rough (terrain); rocky.
  2. Resembling a mountain, especially in size; huge; towering.
  3. (figuratively, of a problem or task) Very difficult.
  4. (obsolete) Inhabiting mountains; hence, barbarous.

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