Definition of torrid in English:


Line breaks: tor¦rid
Pronunciation: /ˈtɒrɪd


  • 2British Full of difficulty: he’d been given a pretty torrid time by the nation’s voters
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    • A torrid Christmas is only part of their difficulties, as we explain on page four.
    • Dolan admitted the torrid conditions had made life difficult, especially with Cheltenham firing in a number of dangerous crosses.
    • John Williams, who had being giving their full back a torrid time, did exceptionally well to get to the by-line and pull the ball back to me.
  • 3North American (Especially in financial contexts) characterized by intense activity; hard to contain or stop: the world’s most torrid economies
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    • During the 1989-90 recession, for example, there was a torrid need for financial consultants as companies downsized.
    • But the F1 business, for which the company is best known, had a torrid year financially.
    • True, the city's new economy is unlikely to keep up its current torrid growth tempo.



Pronunciation: /-ˈrɪdɪti/
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  • I do not know what else would dispel this oppressive torridity, ‘he sighed, ‘Wind, I suppose, would do, Sir.’
  • Her striking azure eyes reflect the leaping blaze while her face is flushed from the intense torridity of such a realistic foreboding.
  • Though my flesh ached with fire within my bones felt as ice and I trembled in torridity while sweating with cold.


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  • Jerry doesn't sing; everyone else does, to verdantly melodic, torridly gross-out tunes.
  • His trumpet solos were as torridly intense as his vigorous tones that steered the surging ensembles.
  • He received permission to photograph the small but torridly overdecorated apartment of Sousa.


late 16th century: from French torride or Latin torridus, from torrere 'parch, scorch'.

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