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sweaty

[ swet-ee ]
/ ˈswɛt i /
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adjective, sweat·i·er, sweat·i·est.

covered, moist, or stained with sweat.
causing sweat.

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RELATED WORDS

moist, sticky, wet, stinky, clammy, glowing, hot, soaked, drippy, perspiring, bathed, diaphoretic, drenched, dripping

Nearby words

sweats, sweatshirt, sweatshop, sweatsuit, sweatweed, sweaty, swed., swede, sweden, swedenborg, swedenborg, emanuel

Origin of sweaty

First recorded in 1325–75, sweaty is from the Middle English word swety. See sweat, -y1
Related formssweat·i·ly, adverbsweat·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sweaty

sweaty

/ (ˈswɛtɪ) /

adjective sweatier or sweatiest

covered with sweat; sweating
smelling of or like sweat
causing sweat
Derived Formssweatily, adverbsweatiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for sweaty

sweaty


adj.

late 14c., from sweat + -y (2). Related: Sweatiness.

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