uphill
I. adverb Date: 1535 1. upward on a hill or incline 2. against difficulties <
seemed to be talking uphill — Willa Cather
>
II. noun Date: 1548 rising ground ; ascent III. adjective Date: 1613 1. situated on elevated ground 2. a. going up ; ascending b. being the higher one or part especially of a set; specifically being nearer the top of an incline 3. difficult, laborious

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