stifling; close: a smothery atmosphere.

Origin of smothery

First recorded in 1595–1605; smother + -y1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for smothery

Historical Examples of smothery

  • Other places do seem so cramped up and smothery, but a raft don't.

    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete

    Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

  • "It's your set, smothery pessimism that hurts so, Selma," Paula declared intensely.

  • She knew at once it was the one who was going to bite; the voice was proper for him, having a nice, smothery sound.

    The Freelands

    John Galsworthy

  • The dry feeling now left him for one that was hot and smothery, seemingly caused by having on too much clothing.

    The Golden Road

    Frank Waller Allen

  • Remember the smothery feather-beds, and the ice-cold pickled beets and pie 15 for breakfast?

    The Hallowell Partnership

    Katharine Holland Brown