sulphurous

[suhl-fer-uh s, suhl-fyoo r-uh s]

adjective

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

Origin of sulphurous

First recorded in 1520–30; spelling variant of sulfurous
Related formssul·phur·ous·ly, adverbsul·phur·ous·ness, nounnon·sul·phur·ous, adjective
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Contemporary Examples of sulphurous

  • There was a terrible, sulphurous smell, like rotten eggs, and a tremendous pressure against my chest.

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    Swallowed by a Hippo

    Justin Green

    May 6, 2013

Historical Examples of sulphurous


British Dictionary definitions for sulphurous

sulphurous

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
Derived Formssulphurously, adverbsulphurousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for sulphurous
adj.

see sulfurous.

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