uphill


uphill

adverb

  1. up or as if up the slope of a hill or other incline; upward: The soldiers marched uphill. Water does not run uphill without assistance.

adjective

  1. going or tending upward on or as if on a hill: an uphill road.
  2. at a high place or point: an uphill village.
  3. laboriously fatiguing or difficult: an uphill struggle to become wealthy.

noun

  1. a rising terrain; ascent.

adjective

  1. inclining, sloping, or leading upwards
  2. requiring arduous and protracted effortan uphill task

adverb

  1. up an incline or slope; upwards
  2. against difficulties

noun

  1. a rising incline; ascent

adj.1610s, from up + hill.

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