\ˈswe-tē \
sweatier; sweatiest

Definition of sweaty 

1 : causing sweat a sweaty day sweaty work

2 : wet or stained with or smelling of sweat sweaty socks

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Other Words from sweaty

sweatily \ˈswe-tə-lē \ adverb
sweatiness \ˈswe-tē-nəs \ noun

Examples of sweaty in a Sentence

a hot and sweaty afternoon We were hot and sweaty after playing basketball. My clothes are all sweaty from my workout.
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Unlike the rest of my sweaty body, my curls seemed oblivious to the balmy weather. Devon Abelman, Allure, "Color Wow Dream Coat for Curls Humidity-Proofs Your Hair," 18 June 2018 The percussion built to a feverish pace, and soon sweaty bodies were twisting, reaching, jumping and gyrating to African rhythms. Tiffany Martinbrough, New York Times, "Going With the Flow (and the Drumbeat, Too)," 29 Mar. 2018 Who can forget that sweaty hand going down that steamy window? Lydia Price, PEOPLE.com, "10 Behind-the-Scenes Tales About the Most Iconic Sex Scenes Ever," 7 Feb. 2018 The suits simply make the wearer hot and sweaty and do not effectively help them lose weight. USA TODAY, "The biggest exercise fad the year you were born," 12 July 2018 Fans walk out of the formerly lively pub, which has become a sweaty room with not enough windows, and brace themselves for the hot sun. Carly Mallenbaum, USA TODAY, "What it's like living through England's devastating World Cup loss at a British pub," 11 July 2018 And Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard saved his physique for the finale, ripping his sweaty Summerfest tank top in half, Hulk Hogan style, and tossing it into the crowd. Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Summerfest 2018 recap: The best and worst moments from the world's largest music festival," 9 July 2018 Streets were deserted as people crammed into sweaty pubs, gathered around big screens or stayed home to watch the national side reach the last four of a World Cup for the first time in 28 years. Pirate Irwin, chicagotribune.com, "Southgate, England bask in unexpected World Cup success," 8 July 2018 Here are the common problems that many of us face during the sweaty summer months along with simple solutions and product recommendations. Mona Gohara, Good Housekeeping, "How to Prevent and Treat That Annoying Rash Between Your Thighs," 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of sweaty

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of sweaty was in the 14th century

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English Language Learners Definition of sweaty

: causing you to sweat

: wet with sweat


\ˈswe-tē \
sweatier; sweatiest

Kids Definition of sweaty

: wet with, stained by, or smelling of sweat

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evasion of direct action or statement

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