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(of the weather) unpleasantly warm and humid:‘it was a hot, very muggy evening’
humid, close, sultry, sticky, steamy, oppressive, airless, stifling, suffocating, stuffy, clammy, damp, moist, soupy, heavy, fuggy, like a turkish bath, like a saunaView synonyms
- ‘The muggy weather made my clothes stick to my body and I tossed in my bed.’
- ‘They walked slowly, as the humid and muggy atmosphere seemed to way them down.’
- ‘Forecasters said the UK would take on a tropical feel, with sticky and muggy weather making conditions unpleasant.’
- ‘Although it was pouring with rain, the day was so warm and muggy that the cows were literally steaming, you could see clouds of moisture rising from them.’
- ‘The first version was cold and rainy; the second was miserably hot, smotheringly muggy.’
- ‘Over here it's that muggy heat that you can't breathe.’
- ‘So it was another late night yesterday, made worse by the very hot muggy weather making it almost impossible to get to sleep even with the fan on number two all night.’
- ‘It's so muggy and sticky and every time I breathe in, the air feels disgustingly warm and damp.’
- ‘July had faded into August, and the nice warm days had become hot and muggy.’
- ‘The weather was warm though and the rooms were muggy and humid.’
- ‘It's ever so close in the lounge, dear, clammy, muggy, stuffy, humid, hot.’
- ‘Halle rested against the cold steel, refreshing from the muggy outdoor weather, and looked at him blankly.’
- ‘All that hot muggy weather was really starting to get to me’
- ‘Southend seemed to suffer the worst of today's storms, but the weathermen say it will remain warm and muggy for a while yet.’
- ‘It was extremely muggy and humid, making anyone who had stayed in there for ten minutes start to sweat.’
- ‘After two weeks of the muggy heat, though, Maurer said the Minnesota weather was a welcome relief.’
- ‘Since the room was stuffy and muggy without the air conditioner running all the time, just turning the thing off wasn't an option.’
- ‘Came home to warm, muggy weather and, apparently, it rained here at the house.’
- ‘So you'd think it would be hot and muggy there, and people wouldn't want to be bothered with wearing too much pesky clothing, right?’
- ‘Then when summer finally arrives, we blast the air conditioning and nag about how muggy and unbearable the weather is.’
Mid 18th century: from dialect mug mist, drizzle, from Old Norse mugga.
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