muggy


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mug·gy

 (mŭg′ē)
adj. mug·gi·er, mug·gi·est
Warm and extremely humid.

[Probably from Middle English mugen, to drizzle; akin to Old Norse mugga, a drizzle.]

mug′gi·ness n.

muggy

(ˈmʌɡɪ)
adj, -gier or -giest
(Physical Geography) (of weather, air, etc) unpleasantly warm and humid
[C18: dialect mug drizzle, probably from Scandinavian; compare Old Norse mugga mist]
ˈmuggily adv
ˈmugginess n

mug•gy

(ˈmʌg i)

adj. -gi•er, -gi•est.
(of the atmosphere, weather, etc.) oppressively humid; damp and close.
[1725–35; mug to drizzle (< Scandinavian; compare Old Norse mugga mist, drizzle) + -y1]
mug′gi•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.muggy - hot or warm and humid; "muggy weather"; "the steamy tropics"; "sticky weather"
wet - covered or soaked with a liquid such as water; "a wet bathing suit"; "wet sidewalks"; "wet weather"

muggy

adjective humid, close, damp, sticky, moist, oppressive, stuffy, sultry, clammy It was muggy and overcast.

muggy

adjective
Damp and warm:
Translations

muggy

[ˈmʌgɪ] ADJ (muggier (compar) (muggiest (superl))) [weather] → bochornoso
it's muggy todayhoy hace bochorno

muggy

[ˈmʌgi] adj [afternoon, day] → lourd(e) et humide
It's muggy today → Il fait lourd et humide aujourd'hui.

muggy

adj (+er)schwül; heatdrückend

muggy

[ˈmʌgɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (weather) → afoso/a
References in classic literature ?
Sometimes, after coming home thus late in a dark and muggy night, when my feet felt the path which my eyes could not see, dreaming and absent-minded all the way, until I was aroused by having to raise my hand to lift the latch, I have not been able to recall a single step of my walk, and I have thought that perhaps my body would find its way home if its master should forsake it, as the hand finds its way to the mouth without assistance.
The evening, though sunless, had been warm and muggy for the season, and Tess had come out with her milking-hood only, naked-armed and jacketless; certainly not dressed for a drive.
I feel miserable and muggy all through a dirty day, and it is quite a relief to pull one's clothes off and get into bed, out of the way of it all.
The ears hung at different angles, negligently; and the macabre figure of that mute dweller on the earth steamed straight up from ribs and backbone in the muggy stillness of the air.
The cave had been damp and cold; but as we crawled through the aperture, the muggy warmth of the Caspakian air caressed and confronted us; even the rain was warmer than the atmosphere of those dark corridors.
The next was a very unpropitious morning for a journey-- muggy, damp, and drizzly.
I would fain be assured that I am growing apace and rankly, though my very growth disturb this dull equanimity--though it be with struggle through long, dark, muggy nights or seasons of gloom.
Anyone who's flown into Lakefront Airport in New Orleans (KNEW) on a muggy summer night probably chuckled while reading Mark Kolber's excellent article "'Actual' Conditions" in the December issue.
The antics of Gemma Collins, Ollie Locke and Muggy Mike Thalassitis, among others, are hilarious and the horrified reactions from experts Eden Blackman and Nadia Essex when they hear about the disastrous dates are just as funny.
I think you can tell my confidence is pretty good, I was pretty proud of that," the 27-year-old, who could reclaim the world number one spot next for the first time in six years, said on a muggy Rod Laver Arena.
province, turning weather chilly and muggy on Monday.