sweltering


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swel·ter·ing

 (swĕl′tər-ĭng)
adj.
1. Oppressively hot and humid; sultry.
2. Suffering from oppressive heat.

swel′ter·ing·ly adv.

sweltering

(ˈswɛltərɪŋ)
adj
oppressively hot and humid: a sweltering day. Also (archaic): sweltry
ˈswelteringly adv

swel•ter•ing

(ˈswɛl tər ɪŋ)

adj.
1. suffering from oppressive heat.
2. characterized by oppressive heat.
[1565–75]
swel′ter•ing•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sweltering - excessively hot and humid or marked by sweating and faintness; "a sweltering room"; "sweltering athletes"
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"

sweltering

adjective hot, burning, boiling, steaming, baking, roasting, stifling, scorching, oppressive, humid, torrid, sultry, airless It was an unimpressive contest in sweltering heat.

sweltering

adjective
Translations
parný
bagende varm
läkähdyttävän kuuma
sparni
うだるように暑い
무더운
tryckande värme
ร้อนมาก
oi ả

sweltering

[ˈsweltərɪŋ] ADJ [day] → de calor sofocante, de muchísimo calor; [heat] → sofocante, abrasador
it's sweltering in herehace un calor sofocante aquí
I'm swelteringme ahogo de calor

sweltering

[ˈswɛltərɪŋ] adjétouffant(e)
It was sweltering → Il faisait une chaleur étouffante.

sweltering

adj day, weatherglühend heiß; heatglühend; it’s sweltering in here (inf)hier verschmachtet man ja! (inf)

sweltering

[ˈswɛltrɪŋ] adjsoffocante, afoso/a
I'm sweltering → sto soffocando

sweltering

شَدِيدُ الـحَرّ parný bagende varm glühend heiß ασφυκτικός sofocante läkähdyttävän kuuma étouffant sparni torrido うだるように暑い 무더운 smoorheet trykkende duszny abafado жаркий tryckande värme ร้อนมาก boğucu sıcak oi ả 闷热的
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While he lay perdu in Steward's stateroom, his voice was the one thing that was not to be heard, so Kwaque was forced to seek the solace of his jews' harp in the sweltering heat of the gratings over the fire-room.
The heat was sweltering, and the men grumbled fiercely over their work.
We rode there--about a mile and a half in the sweltering sun--and visited a little Greek church which they said was built upon the ancient site; and we paid a small fee, and the holy attendant gave each of us a little wax candle as a remembrancer of the place, and I put mine in my hat and the sun melted it and the grease all ran down the back of my neck; and so now I have not any thing left but the wick, and it is a sorry and a wilted- looking wick at that.
One sweltering afternoon--it was the first day of July, 1830-- he was at work over a set of tangled account books in his workroom, which looked westward over a stretch of vacant lots, when a conversation outside disturbed him.
Nothing less than two fat sweltering one-pound notes that seemed to have been on terms of the warmest intimacy with all the cattle markets in the county.
Sustained snores came from the cart-house, where some of the men were lying down; the grunt and squeal of sweltering pigs arose from the still further distance.
The wind, which had been scarcely perceptible, seemed still to diminish, and the doctor in perfect desperation descended toward the ground, and all three of the travellers, whom the incident just recorded had, for a few moments, diverted from their anxieties, relapsed into gloomy meditation, sweltering the while beneath the scorching heat.
Uncle William was affected by the great heat too, and in August they had three weeks of sweltering weather.
A long suburb of red brick houses--some with patches of garden-ground, where coal-dust and factory smoke darkened the shrinking leaves, and coarse rank flowers, and where the struggling vegetation sickened and sank under the hot breath of kiln and furnace, making them by its presence seem yet more blighting and unwholesome than in the town itself--a long, flat, straggling suburb passed, they came, by slow degrees, upon a cheerless region, where not a blade of grass was seen to grow, where not a bud put forth its promise in the spring, where nothing green could live but on the surface of the stagnant pools, which here and there lay idly sweltering by the black road-side.
It braced him, and drove away his gloomy fits, whilst his sympathies were kept awake and his indignation maintained at an exhilarating pitch by the sufferings of the poor, who, unable to afford fires or skating, warmed themselves in such sweltering heat as overcrowding produces in all seasons.
With the approach of midday the wind had more and more fallen, it was now sweltering hot and the air trembled in the sunshine.
How small men seem, how like a swarm of ants sweltering in endless confusion on their tiny hill