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Definition 1: of or related to or containing sulfur or derived from sulfur - [adjective denoting pert]

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Definition 2: characterized by oppressive heat and humidity - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where sulfurous or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the summer was sultry and oppressive
  • the stifling atmosphere
  • the sulfurous atmosphere preceding a thunderstorm

Synonyms for sulfurous in the sense of this definition

(sulfurous is similar to ...) used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning

"hot stove" "hot water" "a hot August day" "a hot stuffy room" "she's hot and tired" "a hot forehead"

Definition 3: harsh or corrosive in tone - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where sulfurous or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose
  • a barrage of acid comments
  • her acrid remarks make her many enemies
  • bitter words
  • blistering criticism
  • caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics
  • a sulfurous denunciation
  • a vitriolic critique

Synonyms for sulfurous in the sense of this definition

(sulfurous is similar to ...) offensive or disagreeable; causing discomfort or unhappiness

"an unpleasant personality" "unpleasant repercussions" "unpleasant odors"

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