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sulphurous meaning and definition

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SULPHUROUS adjective

Definition of sulphurous (adjective)

  1. of or related to or containing sulfur or derived from sulfur
  2. harsh or corrosive in tone
    • "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: acerb, acerbic, acid, acrid, bitter, blistering, caustic, sulfurous, virulent, vitriolic
  3. characterized by oppressive heat and humidity
    • "the summer was sultry and oppressive"; "the stifling atmosphere"; "the sulfurous atmosphere preceding a thunderstorm"
    • synonyms: stifling, sulfurous, sultry
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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