What is another word for torrid?

Pronunciation: [tˈɒɹɪd] (IPA)

The word "torrid" is often used to describe weather that is extremely hot and dry. However, there are many other words that can be used as synonyms for this term. Some examples include scorching, blistering, sweltering, baking, sultry, and stifling. These words can be used interchangeably depending on the context in which they are being used. For instance, scorching might be used to describe the heat of the sun, while stifling might be used to describe the heat and humidity of a crowded room. Regardless of the word chosen, all of these synonyms convey a sense of intense heat and discomfort.

Synonyms for Torrid:

What are the hypernyms for Torrid?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for torrid?

Torrid is an adjective that describes something as being very hot, intense or passionate. Some antonyms for torrid are cold, icy, frigid, indifferent, and passionless. These words describe situations or relationships that lack warmth or feeling. Other antonyms include mild, moderate, and temperate. These words imply a lack of intensity or extremes. Calm, gentle, and soothing are other antonyms that suggest a more peaceful and relaxed state. These words describe situations or emotions that are not intense or volatile. Whether you are using an antonym to describe a situation or an attitude, there are plenty of options to choose from when trying to tone down the heat.

Usage examples for Torrid

A delicious breeze played amongst the woods, and welcomed us to the torrid Zone.
"Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia In Search of a Route from Sydney to the Gulf of Carpentaria (1848) by Lt. Col. Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell Kt. D.C.L. (1792-1855) Surveyor-General of New South Wales"
Thomas Mitchell
The moist and torrid climate united with the hardships of the journey more and more undermined the strength of the child.
"In Desert and Wilderness"
Henryk Sienkiewicz
Soon after she had done so, there was a welcome change in the almost torrid weather, and grass and grain lay still under a faintly clouded sky when he toiled among the sheaves one clear, cool afternoon.
"A Prairie Courtship"
Harold Bindloss

Famous quotes with Torrid

  • Thou animated torrid-zone.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • It was a day of gloom, and strange suspense, And feverish, and inexplicable dread, In Herculaneum's walls. The heavy, thick, And torrid atmosphere; the solid, vast, And strong--edg'd clouds, that through the firmament In various and opposing courses moved:-- The wild scream of the solitary bird That, at long intervals, flew terror-driven On high:--the howling of the red-ey'd dog As he gaz'd trembling on the angry heavens:- The hollow moans that swept along the air, Though every wind was lock'd,-portended all That nature with some dire event was big, And labour'd in its birth.
    Edwin Atherstone
  • Life is a torrid day, Parched with the dust and sun ; And death's the calm cool night, When the weary day is done.
    Letitia Elizabeth Landon
  • Through torrid tracts with fainting steps they go, Where wild Altama murmurs to their woe.
    Oliver Goldsmith
  • Love then screams in my own throat; I am the Jesuve, the filthy parody of the torrid and blinding sun.
    Georges Bataille

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