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sul·phur·ous(sŭl′fər-əs, -fyər-, sŭl-fyo͝or′əs)
Variant of sulfurous..
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
sul•phur•ous(ˈsʌl fər əs, sʌlˈfyʊər əs)
1. pertaining to the fires of hell; hellish or satanic.
2. fiery or heated.
[1520–30; sp. variant of sulfurous]
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|Adj.||1.||sulphurous - of or related to or containing sulfur or derived from sulfur|
|2.||sulphurous - 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"