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TORRID

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does torrid mean? 

TORRID (adjective)
  The adjective TORRID has 3 senses:

1. characterized by intense emotion
2. emotionally charged and vigorously energetic
3. burning hot; extremely and unpleasantly hot

  Familiarity information: TORRID used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


TORRID (adjective)


Sense 1torrid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Characterized by intense emotion

Synonyms:

perfervid; impassioned; fiery; fervid; fervent; ardent; torrid; burning

Context examples:

ardent love / an ardent lover / a burning enthusiasm / a fervent desire to change society / a fervent admirer / fiery oratory / an impassioned appeal / a torrid love affair

Similar:

passionate (having or expressing strong emotions)


Sense 2torrid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Emotionally charged and vigorously energetic

Context examples:

a torrid dance / torrid jazz bands / hot trumpets and torrid rhythms

Similar:

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


Sense 3torrid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Burning hot; extremely and unpleasantly hot

Context examples:

the torrid noonday sun / sultry sands of the dessert

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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