Nouns (8)

plumb line, perpendicular
n. a cord from which a metal weight is suspended pointing directly to the earth's center of gravity; used to determine the vertical from a given point
n. an extremely steep face
English-Gothic, English-Gothic architecture, perpendicular style, perpendicular
n. a Gothic style in 14th and 15th century England; characterized by vertical lines and a four-centered (Tudor) arch and fan vaulting
n. a straight line at right angles to another line

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Adjectives (2)

adj. extremely steep; "the great perpendicular face of the cliff"
adj. intersecting at or forming right angles; "the axes are perpendicular to each other"

Fuzzynyms (1)

adj. of or relating to different levels in a hierarchy (as levels of social class or income group); "vertical social mobility"

Synonyms (8)

sharp, precipitous, abrupt
adj. extremely steep; "an abrupt canyon"; "the precipitous rapids of the upper river"; "the precipitous hills of Chinese paintings"; "a sharp drop"
adj. somewhat steep
unsloped, upright
adj. in a vertical position; not sloping; "an upright post"
adj. exactly vertical; "the tower of Pisa is far out of plumb"
adj. turned up on end

Antonyms (4)

adj. having a slanting form or direction; "an area of gently sloping hills"; "a room with a sloping ceiling"
adj. of or relating to the simultaneous performance of multiple operations; "parallel processing"
skewed, skew
adj. having an oblique or slanting direction or position; "the picture was skew"


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