Sweltry
Sweltry Swel"try, a. [See {Swelter}, {Swelt}, v. i., and cf. {Sultry}.] Suffocating with heat; oppressively hot; sultry. [R.] --Evelyn. [1913 Webster]

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  • sweltry — /swel tree/, adj., sweltrier, sweltriest. hot, sizzling, roasting; sweltering. [1570 80; SWELT(E)R + Y1; cf. SULTRY] * * * …   Universalium

  • sweltry — swel·try …   English syllables

  • sweltry — adjective excessively hot and humid or marked by sweating and faintness a sweltering room sweltering athletes • Syn: ↑sweltering • Similar to: ↑hot …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sultrier — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • Swelt — Swelt, v. i. [OE. swelten to die, to swoon or faint, AS. sweltan to die; akin to OD. swelten to hunger, to fail, OS. sweltan to die, Icel. svelta to die, to hunger, Sw. sv[ a]lta to hunger, Dan. sulte, Goth. sviltan to die. Cf. {Swelter},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Schwül — Schwül, er, ste, adj. et adv. ängstlich warm, bänglich oder abmattend warm, wie es im Sommer vor einem Gewitter bey sehr stiller Luft zu seyn pflegt; ein nur von der Luft und Witterung übliches Wort. Es ist heute sehr schwül. Ein schwüler Tag.… …   Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart

  • ardent — Synonyms and related words: abandoned, ablaze, acquiescent, afire, aflame, aflicker, aglow, agog, agreeable, alacritous, alcoholic, alight, amative, amatory, amenable, amorous, and, anxious, assiduous, athirst, avid, baking, blazing, blistering,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • baking — Synonyms and related words: ardent, barbecuing, basting, blistering, boiling, braising, brewing, broil, broiling, burning, burning hot, canicular, catering, cookery, cooking, cuisine, culinary science, domestic science, ebullient, feverish, fiery …   Moby Thesaurus

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