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    sulfurous - Dictionary definition and meaning for word sulfurous

    (adj) of or related to or containing sulfur or derived from sulfur
    Synonyms : sulphurous
    (adj) harsh or corrosive in tone
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    (adj) characterized by oppressive heat and humidity
    Synonyms : stifling , sulphurous , sultry
    Example Sentence
    • the summer was sultry and oppressive
    • the stifling atmosphere
    • the sulfurous atmosphere preceding a thunderstorm
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