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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Characterized by oppressive heat and humidity; exciting or gratifying.

Usage examples (28)
  • The summer was sultry and oppressive
  • He tells her that, in pitching the show to WNET, he called her "sultry"-"but I said 'smart' also"-and she lights up.
  • We enjoyed the cool breezes, and the fresh trout from the river, and pitied our friends in sultry Shemeroon.
  • The Greeks started the whole thing by calling sultry summer weather "Dog Days," blaming it on the brightest star in the sky besides the Sun, Sirius, also known as the for more
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