Sultriest
Sultry Sul"try (s[u^]l"tr[y^]), a. [Compar. {Sultrier} (s[u^]l"tr[i^]*[~e]r); superl. {Sultriest}.] [From {Sweltry}.] 1. Very hot, burning, and oppressive; as, Libya's sultry deserts. [1913 Webster]

Such as, born beneath the burning sky And sultry sun, betwixt the tropics lie. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. Very hot and humid, or hot, close, stagnant, and oppressive, as air. [1913 Webster]

When in the sultry glebe I faint, Or on the thirsty mountain plant. --Addison. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Sultry — Sul try (s[u^]l tr[y^]), a. [Compar. {Sultrier} (s[u^]l tr[i^]*[ e]r); superl. {Sultriest}.] [From {Sweltry}.] 1. Very hot, burning, and oppressive; as, Libya s sultry deserts. [1913 Webster] Such as, born beneath the burning sky And sultry sun,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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