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sul·fur·ous(sŭl′fər-əs, -fyər-, sŭl-fyo͝or′əs)
1. Of, relating to, derived from, or containing sulfur, especially with valence 4.
2. Characteristic of or emanating from burning sulfur.
3. also sul·phur·ous Fiery; hellish.
sul•fur•ous(ˈsʌl fər əs, sʌlˈfyʊər əs)
1. of, pertaining to, or containing sulfur, esp. in the tetravalent state.
2. of the yellow color of sulfur.
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|Adj.||1.||sulfurous - of or related to or containing sulfur or derived from sulfur|
|2.||sulfurous - 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"|
unpleasant - disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings ; "an unpleasant personality"; "unpleasant repercussions"; "unpleasant odors"
|3.||sulfurous - characterized by oppressive heat and humidity; "the summer was sultry and oppressive"; "the stifling atmosphere"; "the sulfurous atmosphere preceding a thunderstorm"|
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; "hot stove"; "hot water"; "a hot August day"; "a hot stuffy room"; "she's hot and tired"; "a hot forehead"