Adjective "torrid" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Very hot and dry.
  1. 'The thermometer ranges from below zero in the winter to above 100 on torrid summer days when scorching winds sandblast the canyons.'
  2. 'Having spent much of his coaching career in the heat of Turkey's torrid arenas, the Peterhead manager, proved himself a surprising dab hand with the snow-shovel as he mucked in on Friday night.'
  3. 'When the summer gets torrid, its time to go on long holidays, preferably tourist packages, to places where it is much cooler and peaceful.'
  4. 'Youths held a long banner overlooking the strong-smelling grave in torrid heat.'
  5. 'So he stood there with his bag in his hand, braving the torrid summer heat for three hours.'
  6. 'An added incentive, if any, is the air-conditioning environment of the computer institutes offering the much-needed respite from the torrid summer.'
  7. 'If your summers veer towards the torrid, a soft coat low e with a lower SHGC may be a more sensible strategy.'
  8. 'Furthermore, he has managed to steady the ship following the torrid days of early summer when he was being pilloried for everything from opera to poorly chosen kilts.'
  9. 'Surely, there can't be a more torrid time than summer.'
  10. 'Whether in the torrid months of summer, the pouring rains of the monsoon season, or the cold winters of the North, it's always tea time in India.'
  11. 'a torrid love affair'
  12. 'But a little while ago I did get them out and look at them and they were pretty torrid love letters.'
  13. 'He became less of a stranger later, and more of a boy who I would have a torrid love affair with.'
  14. 'The dramatists also tend to get the office politics wrong, creating tensions and torrid love affairs between pathologists and police where there are none.'
  15. 'The general thrust of these stories was that of some handsome, dashing and very young aviator who had a Parisian girlfriend, and between the two there is a torrid love interest.'
  16. 'My body, overheated from the torrid hotness and sexual cravings glistened from excessive perspiration.'
  17. 'He thus tasked himself to extraction from what was not, oddly enough, a torrid steamy love affair with an accountant.'
  18. '‘A secret, torrid love affair,’ Tori swooned falsely, winning a laugh from Jacquelyn and Ramona.'
  19. 'Instead, they make torrid love in Maria's apartment, a supremely erotic scene that finds rapture in the contortions of Morton's face.'
  20. 'Or to put it a nicer way, they are engaged in a torrid yet tragic love affair.'
  21. 'She and Gary face some torrid love scenes ahead, however, and we think things might be getting a little interesting on the set right now.'
Full of difficulty.
  1. '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.'
  2. 'A torrid Christmas is only part of their difficulties, as we explain on page four.'
(especially in financial contexts) characterized by intense activity; hard to contain or stop.
  1. 'To many observers, India's torrid economic growth looks like a recent event.'
  2. 'He's betting that the Chinese economy will keep roaring along at its present torrid pace, at a time when many analysts believe China is set to slow, or maybe even overheat.'
  3. 'The U.S. economy almost certainly won't keep up the third quarter's torrid pace.'
  4. 'But the F1 business, for which the company is best known, had a torrid year financially.'
  5. 'Indeed, Bangalore's economy is growing at a torrid 10% annual clip - twice the national average.'


1. subject to parching or burning heat, especially of the sun, as a geographical area: the torrid sands of the Sahara.

2. oppressively hot, parching, or burning, as climate, weather, or air.

3. ardent; passionate: a torrid love story.

More examples(as adjective)

"paces can be torrid."

"times can be torrid."

"rates can be torrid."

"runs can be torrid."

"rallies can be torrid."

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Late 16th century: from French torride or Latin torridus, from torrere ‘parch, scorch’.