uphill - definition and synonyms

adjective 

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/ˈʌphɪl/
  1. 1
    towards the top of a slope or a hill

    a steep uphill climb

  2. 2
    difficult to do or to achieve
    uphill battle/struggle/task etc:

    The Opposition face an uphill struggle to win back voters.

derived word

uphill

 

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/ˌʌpˈhɪl/
adverb

The road leads uphill towards the church.