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sweaty Syllabification: sweat·y
Pronunciation: /ˈswedē/

Definition of sweaty in English:

adjective (sweatier, sweatiest)

Exuding, soaked in, or inducing sweat: my feet got so hot and sweaty
More example sentences
  • He appears to glide effortlessly to unfamiliar locations without becoming even slightly sweaty.
  • If you shout at them their big sweaty dad will return from the beach and batter you with your broken hedge-trimmer.
  • Four hours later, I emerged at Alicia's house, tired and sweaty, clutching the cat in my arms.
perspiring, sweating, clammy, sticky, glowing;
moist, damp



Pronunciation: /ˈswedəlē/
Example sentences
  • But in any measurement, today is meltingly, achingly, sweatily hot.
  • I try and set off earlier but nothing ever changes, you can bet that 2 minutes after the scheduled start time I will sweatily appear.
  • He grasped the stems sweatily, screwing his eyes shut and praying hard.


Pronunciation: /ˈswedēnəs/
Example sentences
  • I don't think a live CD really does them justice. You need to actually be there, and experience the loudness and sweatiness first hand.
  • Because it's the heat of the summer, there is a certain lightness and airiness and sweatiness to it.
  • If you commonly endure sweatiness not associated with a workout, you've probably already tried various antiperspirants and absorbent cornstarch powders.

Words that rhyme with sweaty

amaretti, amoretti, Betti, Betty, confetti, cornetti, Donizetti, Getty, Giacometti, Hettie, jetty, machete, Marinetti, Nettie, petit, petty, Rossetti, Serengeti, spaghetti, vaporetti, yeti

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