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ˈtɔr ɪd, ˈtɒr-tor·rid

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ardent, fervent, fervid, fiery, impassioned, perfervid, torridadjective

    characterized by intense emotion

    "ardent love"; "an ardent lover"; "a fervent desire to change society"; "a fervent admirer"; "fiery oratory"; "an impassioned appeal"; "a torrid love affair"

  2. torridadjective

    emotionally charged and vigorously energetic

    "a torrid dance"; "torrid jazz bands"; "hot trumpets and torrid rhythms"

  3. torridadjective

    extremely hot

    "the torrid noonday sun"; "sultry sands of the dessert"


  1. torridadjective

    Very hot and dry.

    Etymology: From torridus, from torrere.

  2. torridadjective

    Full of intense emotions arising from sexual love; ardent and passionate.

    Etymology: From torridus, from torrere.

  3. torridadjective

    Full of difficulty.

    Etymology: From torridus, from torrere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Torridadjective

    parched; dried with heat; as, a torrid plain or desert

  2. Torridadjective

    violenty hot; drying or scorching with heat; burning; parching


  1. Torrid

    Torrid is an American retail chain owned by Hot Topic. The store offers plus-size clothing and accessories for women and teenage girls sizes 12 - 26. Torrid began operations in April 2001. The first location opened in the Brea Mall in Brea, California. Torrid currently has over 170 stores in operation across 36 states in the United States of America.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Torrid

    tor′id, adj. burning or parching: violently hot: dried with heat.—ns. Torrid′ity, Torr′idness.—Torrid zone, the broad belt round the earth betwixt the tropics, on either side of the equator. [L. torridustorrēre, to burn.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of torrid in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of torrid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of torrid in a Sentence

  1. Lorne Baring:

    The possibility that China is stabilising is reassuring markets after a torrid couple of months at the beginning of the year.

  2. Kevin Van Trump:

    The Chinese continue to book U.S. soybean cargos at a torrid pace.

  3. David Paleologos:

    Senator Amy Klobuchar is setting a torrid pace for Democrats in Minnesota, senator Amy Klobuchar popularity may impact other Democrats on the ballot, who can benefit from her' Klobuchar Coattails.'.

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    quickly aroused to anger
    • A. ostensive
    • B. irascible
    • C. sesquipedalian
    • D. jejune

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