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sweaty

[swet-ee] /ˈswɛt i/
adjective, sweatier, sweatiest.
1.
covered, moist, or stained with sweat.
2.
causing sweat.
3.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English swety. See sweat, -y1
Related forms
sweatily, adverb
sweatiness, noun
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Examples for sweaty
  • That's right, shoes that makes sweaty feet feel minty.
  • sweaty palms, armpits, and faces are not acceptable.
  • We soon gave up trying to swat away the insects that buzzed incessantly around our sweaty faces.
  • The fetid water mingles with hot sticky air laden with the stench of sweaty fights.
  • What he gives us is terrifying enough: people get sweaty and swell up and go into convulsions.
  • But now that inventors are relying more and more on computers, invention is becoming far less sweaty.
  • Too often the soothing rattle-and-purr of their air-conditioners fades into sweaty silence.
  • Gone are the sweaty officials and greasy baggage handlers of yore, the taxi touts and shoving crowds.
  • His teacher made him start at daybreak, with sun salutations towards the east until he was sweaty and hot.
  • The government is setting its sights higher than a few sweaty dancers.
British Dictionary definitions for sweaty

sweaty

/ˈswɛtɪ/
adjective sweatier, sweatiest
1.
covered with sweat; sweating
2.
smelling of or like sweat
3.
causing sweat
Derived Forms
sweatily, adverb
sweatiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for sweaty
adj.

late 14c., from sweat + -y (2). Related: Sweatiness.

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