sweaty

adjective
\ ˈswe-tē How to pronounce sweaty (audio) \
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 How to pronounce sweatily (audio) \ adverb
sweatiness \ ˈswe-​tē-​nəs How to pronounce sweatiness (audio) \ 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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Exercise doesn’t have to be super sweaty or intense to be effective. Samantha Cassetty, NBC News, "Overindulge this weekend? This 'Summer Mondays' routine will help you hit the reset button," 8 July 2019 Armstrong looked awful on the cover, all toothy and sweaty. Gwen Thompkins, The New Yorker, "An Eight-Second Film of 1915 New Orleans and the Mystery of Louis Armstrong’s Happiness," 8 July 2019 Get sweaty on purpose People hype New Year's Day as the time to start exercising, but that was mid-winter — who cared? Arizona Republic, azcentral, "Summer in Arizona: Locals share 100 fun ways to survive the 100-degree heat in Phoenix," 1 July 2019 The finish-line photograph shows me sweaty, dusty, spots emerging across my face after spending a day doused in salt, hair matted against my head, and utterly triumphant and proud and strong and happy. The Economist, "For women, running is still an act of defiance," 28 June 2019 Checking in You’ll recognize the office not by any obvious signs but by the number of tired, sweaty people going in and out. Scott Craven, azcentral, "Hiking to Havasupai: How far is it, what's Mooney Falls like and everything you need to know," 24 June 2019 Here, the exertions somehow feel both sweaty (hastily trying to give Thompson a makeover sequence, hoping something in the barrage of montaged moments will stick) and lazy (making her a longtime Men in Black fan above anything else). Jesse Hassenger, The Verge, "Men in Black: International and Shaft show the limits of modern film franchises," 21 June 2019 That’s the antsy demand from a middle-aged man amidst a large, sweaty crowd in the Manning’s outdoor area of the New Orleans Pelicans’ Draft Fest at Fulton Street Square. Brody Miller, nola.com, "New Orleans gets its guy in Zion Williamson, and New Orleans loves its guys," 21 June 2019 Spindly folding lawn chairs have given way to deep, comfy seating, and fabric choices have grown from sweaty, rough plastics to weatherproof linen, soft cotton, even velvet. Washington Post, "RIGHT AT HOME: Outdoor decor that’s ‘out there’ and edgy," 19 June 2019

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First Known Use of sweaty

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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sweaty

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of sweaty

: causing you to sweat
: wet with sweat

sweaty

adjective
\ ˈswe-tē How to pronounce sweaty (audio) \
sweatier; sweatiest

Kids Definition of sweaty

: wet with, stained by, or smelling of sweat

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