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sulphurous

[ suhl-fer-uhs, suhl-fyoor-uhs ]
/ ˈsʌl fər əs, sʌlˈfyʊər əs /
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adjective

pertaining to the fires of hell; hellish or satanic.
fiery or heated.

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Origin of sulphurous

First recorded in 1520–30; spelling variant of sulfurous
sul·phur·ous·ly, adverbsul·phur·ous·ness, nounnon·sul·phur·ous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for sulphurous

sulphurous
/ (ˈsʌlfərəs) /

adjective

Also: sulphureous of, relating to, or resembling sulphura sulphurous colour
of or containing sulphur with an oxidation state of 4sulphurous acid
of or relating to hellfire
hot-tempered
sulphurously, adverbsulphurousness, noun
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