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Definition 1: characterized by oppressive heat and humidity - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where sultry 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 sultry in the sense of this definition

(sultry 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 2: sexually exciting or gratifying - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • sensual excesses
  • a sultry look
  • a sultry dance

Synonyms for sultry in the sense of this definition

(sultry is similar to ...) extended meanings; especially of psychological heat; marked by intensity or vehemence especially of passion or enthusiasm

"a hot temper" "a hot topic" "a hot new book" "a hot love affair" "a hot argument"

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