Definition of Smothery

1. a. Tending to smother; stifling.



Definition of Smothery

1. Adjective. Tending to smother; stifling. ¹

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Definition of Smothery

1. tending to smother [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Smothery

smorgasbord
smorgasbords
smoring
smorzando
smorzato
smote
smoterlich
smother
smothered
smotherer
smotherers
smotheriness
smothering
smotheringly
smothers
smothery (current term)
smouch
smouched
smouches
smouching
smoulder
smouldered
smoulderer
smoulderers
smouldering
smoulderingly
smoulderings
smoulders
smouldry
smouse

Literary usage of Smothery

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1. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood, John Christopher Atkinson (1872)
"... to stifle ; smudgy, hot or close, smothery. See Smother. Smug. Spruce, neat ; to smug up oneself, to trim, to set oneself off to the best advantage. ..."

2. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood, John Christopher Atkinson (1872)
"... to stifle ; smudgy, hot or close, smothery. See Smother. Smug. Spruce, neat ; to smug up oneself, to trim, to set oneself off to the best advantage. ..."

3. A Glossary of the Cleveland Dialect: Explanatory, Derivative, and Critical by John Christopher Atkinson (1868)
"... close, smothery; of the weather. Comp. also Gael, smur, ... clouds of smoke, dust or smothery vapour, ..."

4. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (1875)
"No, Tom, I won't be rich, and I won't live in them cussed smothery houses. I like the woods, and the river, and hogsheads, and I'll stick to 'em, too. ..."

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