dank(redirected from dankly)
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adj. dank·er, dank·est
Disagreeably damp or humid: a dank cave.
[Middle English, probably of Scandinavian origin.]
(esp of cellars, caves, etc) unpleasantly damp and chilly
[C14: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Swedish dank marshy spot]
adj. -er, -est.
unpleasantly moist or humid; damp and, often, chilly: a dank cellar.
[1350–1400; Middle English, probably < Scandinavian]
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|Adj.||1.||dank - unpleasantly cool and humid; "a clammy handshake"; "clammy weather"; "a dank cellar"; "dank rain forests"|
wet - covered or soaked with a liquid such as water; "a wet bathing suit"; "wet sidewalks"; "wet weather"