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SULTRY (sultrier, sultriest)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sultry mean? 

SULTRY (adjective)
  The adjective SULTRY has 2 senses:

1. sexually exciting or gratifying
2. characterized by oppressive heat and humidity

  Familiarity information: SULTRY used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SULTRY (adjective)


Sense 1sultry [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Sexually exciting or gratifying

Synonyms:

sultry; sensual

Context examples:

sensual excesses / a sultry look / a sultry dance

Similar:

hot (extended meanings; especially of psychological heat; marked by intensity or vehemence especially of passion or enthusiasm)


Sense 2sultry [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Characterized by oppressive heat and humidity

Synonyms:

stifling; sultry; sulfurous; sulphurous

Context examples:

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

Similar:

hot (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)


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