sulphurous


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sul·phur·ous

 (sŭl′fər-əs, -fyər-, sŭl-fyo͝or′əs)
adj.
Variant of sulfurous..

sulphurous

(ˈsʌlfərəs)
adj
1. (Chemistry) Also: sulphureous of, relating to, or resembling sulphur: a sulphurous colour.
2. (Chemistry) of or containing sulphur with an oxidation state of 4: sulphurous acid.
3. (Theology) of or relating to hellfire
4. hot-tempered
ˈsulphurously adv
ˈsulphurousness n

sul•phur•ous

(ˈsʌl fər əs, sʌlˈfyʊər əs)

adj.
1. pertaining to the fires of hell; hellish or satanic.
2. fiery or heated.
[1520–30; sp. variant of sulfurous]
sul′phur•ous•ly, adv.
sul′phur•ous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sulphurous - of or related to or containing sulfur or derived from sulfur
2.sulphurous - harsh or corrosive in tonesulphurous - 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.sulphurous - 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"
Translations

sulphurous

[ˈsʌlfərəs] ADJsulfuroso, sulfúreo

sulphurous

[ˈsʌlfərəs] (British) sulfurous (US) adjsulfureux/euse

sulphurous

, (US) sulfurous
adjschwefelig, schwefelhaltig; sulphurous acidschwefelige Säure

sulphurous

[ˈsʌlfərəs] adjsolforoso/a
sulphurous acid → acido solforoso
References in classic literature ?
All the yard-arms were tipped with a pallid fire; and touched at each tri-pointed lightning-rod-end with three tapering white flames, each of the three tall masts was silently burning in that sulphurous air, like three gigantic wax tapers before an altar.
He was breathing forth vast volumes of sulphurous smoke and lurid blasts of flame.
But see the angry Victor hath recall'd His Ministers of vengeance and pursuit Back to the Gates of Heav'n: The Sulphurous Hail Shot after us in storm, oreblown hath laid The fiery Surge, that from the Precipice Of Heav'n receiv'd us falling, and the Thunder, Wing'd with red Lightning and impetuous rage, Perhaps hath spent his shafts, and ceases now To bellow through the vast and boundless Deep.
It was true that as one watched life in its curious crucible of pain and pleasure, one could not wear over one's face a mask of glass, nor keep the sulphurous fumes from troubling the brain and making the imagination turbid with monstrous fancies and misshapen dreams.
It seemed as if there was some sulphurous fume, which at times made me dizzy.
A sulphurous smoke was curling amid the waves, which boiled like water in a copper.
It was extremely dark, this passage, after the blinding sunlight reflected from the sulphurous ground.
But now, instead of emitting jets of flame and streams of sulphurous vapor, they breathed the very sweetest of cow breath.
Here the earth is hot and cracked; in many places emitting smoke and sulphurous vapors, as if covering concealed fires.
By a wild sulphurous lustre, the origin of which I could not at first determine, I was enabled to see the extent and aspect of the prison.
Thus a radiance has been created even out of the fiery and sulphurous curse that rests forever upon the valley--a radiance hurtful, however, to the eyes, and somewhat bewildering, as I discovered by the changes which it wrought in the visages of my companions.
There were days when my heart was volcanic As the scoriac rivers that roll -- As the lavas that restlessly roll Their sulphurous currents down Yaanek, In the ultimate climes of the Pole -- That groan as they roll down Mount Yaanek In the realms of the Boreal Pole.