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ADJECTIVE (2)

1. sexually exciting or gratifying;
- Example: "sensual excesses"
- Example: "a sultry look"
- Example: "a sultry dance"
[syn: sensual, sultry]

2. characterized by oppressive heat and humidity;
- Example: "the summer was sultry and oppressive"
- Example: "the stifling atmosphere"
- Example: "the sulfurous atmosphere preceding a thunderstorm"
[syn: sultry, stifling, sulfurous, sulphurous]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sultry \Sul"try\ (s[u^]l"tr[y^]), a. [Compar. Sultrier (s[u^]l"tr[i^]*[~e]r); superl. Sultriest.] [From Sweltry.] 1. Very hot, burning, and oppressive; as, Libya's sultry deserts. [1913 Webster] Such as, born beneath the burning sky And sultry sun, betwixt the tropics lie. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Very hot and humid, or hot, close, stagnant, and oppressive, as air. [1913 Webster] When in the sultry glebe I faint, Or on the thirsty mountain plant. --Addison. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

sultry adj 1: sexually exciting or gratifying; "sensual excesses"; "a sultry look"; "a sultry dance" [syn: sensual, sultry] 2: characterized by oppressive heat and humidity; "the summer was sultry and oppressive"; "the stifling atmosphere"; "the sulfurous atmosphere preceding a thunderstorm" [syn: sultry, stifling, sulfurous, sulphurous]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

71 Moby Thesaurus words for "sultry": Fescennine, Rabelaisian, airless, baking, bawdy, blue, breathless, broiling, burning, close, damp, dirty, erotic, filthy, foul, foul-mouthed, foul-spoken, foul-tongued, fulsome, hot, humid, impure, ithyphallic, lewd, livid, lurid, lustful, lusty, moist, mucky, muggy, nasty, obscene, offensive, oppressive, passionate, pornographic, provocative, raunchy, red-hot, ribald, salacious, scorching, scurrile, scurrilous, seductive, sensationalistic, sensual, sexy, sizzling, smoking-room, smothering, smudgy, smutty, soggy, steaming, steamy, sticky, stifling, stuffy, suffocating, sweltering, sweltry, tabloid, torrid, unchaste, unclean, unprintable, unrepeatable, vile, voluptuous