Definition of


  1. (adj, all) characterized by oppressive heat and humidity
    the stifling atmosphere
    the sulfurous atmosphere preceding a thunderstorm
  2. (adj, all) harsh or corrosive in tone
    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
  3. (adj, pert) of or related to or containing sulfur or derived from sulfur

via WordNet, Princeton University

Alternate forms of Sulfurous

Derivations: sulfur

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