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muggy

[ muhg-ee ]

adjective

, mug·gi·er, mug·gi·est.
  1. (of the atmosphere, weather, etc.) oppressively humid; damp and close.

    Antonyms: dry



muggy

/ ˈmʌɡɪ /

adjective

  1. (of weather, air, etc) unpleasantly warm and humid


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Derived Forms

  • ˈmugginess, noun
  • ˈmuggily, adverb
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Other Words From

  • muggi·ly adverb
  • muggi·ness noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of muggy1

1725–35; mug to drizzle (noun and v.) (< Scandinavian; compare Old Norse mugga mist, drizzle) + -y 1
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Word History and Origins

Origin of muggy1

C18: dialect mug drizzle, probably from Scandinavian; compare Old Norse mugga mist
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Example Sentences

Otherwise we’re partly cloudy with muggy lows in the low to mid-70s.

Thursday night sees a few clouds and very muggy conditions with lows in the mid-70s.

Seidel, who has been candid about the demons that she has battled in the past, shocked the racing world by hanging on for bronze in torturous, muggy conditions.

To prepare for the muggy Tokyo weather at this summer’s Olympics, athletes around the world are currently gearing up their heat adaptation strategies.

A muggy Friday night following any evening shower or storm activity with partly cloudy skies and lows in the 70s.

Noodles & Co. staged its IPO on a sleepy, muggy, low-volume trading day.

It was a damp, muggy January evening when I journeyed to this suburban retreat.

Malarial and muggy though it is, September scarcely merits all the evil epithets that are applied to it.

It is a terrible thing to be locked out of your own house on a dark, muggy, January evening.

The air has been continually muggy, and has lain on one's head like a thick turban.

These emotions reached their climax one muggy, sultry July day as I plodded, moist and unhappy, back from the schoolhouse.

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