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Frequently Asked Questions About humid

How is the word humid distinct from other similar adjectives?

Some common synonyms of humid are damp, dank, moist, and wet. While all these words mean "covered or more or less soaked with liquid," humid applies to the presence of much water vapor in the air.

a hot, humid climate

When is it sensible to use damp instead of humid?

While the synonyms damp and humid are close in meaning, damp implies a slight or moderate absorption and often connotes an unpleasant degree of moisture.

clothes will mildew if stored in a damp place

When would dank be a good substitute for humid?

In some situations, the words dank and humid are roughly equivalent. However, dank implies a more distinctly disagreeable or unwholesome dampness.

a prisoner in a cold, dank cell

In what contexts can moist take the place of humid?

The synonyms moist and humid are sometimes interchangeable, but moist applies to what is slightly damp or not felt as dry.

treat the injury with moist heat

Where would wet be a reasonable alternative to humid?

The meanings of wet and humid largely overlap; however, wet usually implies saturation but may suggest a covering of a surface with water or something (such as paint) not yet dry.

slipped on the wet pavement



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[ hyoo-mid or, often, yoo- ]

/ ˈhyu mɪd or, often, ˈyu- /

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containing a high amount of water or water vapor; noticeably moist: humid air;a humid climate.



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Origin of humid

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English, from Latin (h)ūmidus, equivalent to (h)ūm(ēre) “to be moist” + -idus-id4

synonym study for humid

See damp.




damp, humid , moist (see synonym study at damp)

Words nearby humid

Hume's law, humic, humic acid, humicole, humicolous, humid, humidex, humidifier, humidify, humidistat, humidity Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021


What does humid mean?

Humid is used to describe air that is full of water vapor.

Humid is most commonly applied to weather or the general climate of a place, especially when the temperature is hot.

The noun form of humid is humidity.

Example: Summertime in Florida is almost unbearably humid.

Where does humid come from?

The first records of the word humid come from around 1400. It comes from the Latin (h)ūmidus, from the verb (h)ūm(ēre), meaning “to be moist.”

Humidity does, indeed, boil down to moistness—it’s the moistness of the air around you. There are other words to describe this, like muggy, but humid is the most formal (and common) one. Humid is almost always used to refer to moist air that is also hot—it typically wouldn’t be used to describe air that’s moist and cold (such air is commonly described as damp).

The air in your bathroom could be described as humid after you take a steamy shower, but humid is typically used to describe weather or the general climate of a place.

Meteorologists (weather scientists) measure humidity in a few different ways. You’ve probably heard them use the term relative humidity, which is the ratio of the actual amount of water vapor in the air (at a given temperature) to the maximum amount that the air could hold at that temperature. Relative humidity is expressed as a percentage—the higher the number, the higher the humidity. Tropical rainforests, for example, have a relative humidity of around 80 percent or higher most of the time. Absolute humidity, on the other hand, is the amount of water vapor that is present in a particular volume of air.

People tend to complain about weather that’s hot and humid. There’s a reason it’s uncomfortable. We use sweat to cool off, and humid air prevents evaporation, so when it’s humid out, we can’t cool off as well. This is what people mean when they say, “It’s not the heat—it’s the humidity.”

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What are some other forms related to humid?

  • humidity (noun)
  • humidly (adverb)
  • humidness (noun)
  • subhumid (adjective)
  • unhumid (adjective)
  • nonhumid (adjective)

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How is humid used in real life?

Humid is used by both meteorologists and laypeople. Most people find humid weather uncomfortable, and people often complain about it.



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Is humid used correctly in the following sentence?

The dry, humid air made my skin feel parched.

Words related to humid

muggy, soggy, oppressive, steamy, sticky, stuffy, moist, sweltering, wet, stifling, dank, sultry, boiling, clammy, close, sodden, sweaty, watery, mucky, irriguous

How to use humid in a sentence

  • The idea of being able to power these from humid air is appealing, he says.

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  • The city climate is humid continental with a subtropical aspect.

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  • Summers in Cleveland are typically warm and humid, and winters are cold, windy, and often include snow.

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  • Summers are typically hot and humid, while winters can be quite cold and sometimes snowy.

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  • Still, he adds, it is “much hotter and more humid than many of us have experienced.”

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  • The hot, humid climate on parts of the continent is perfect for palm oil plantations.

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  • September to October is less humid and more pleasant than summer in Korea.

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  • That humid night, I realized I had forgotten how much I loved and missed performers like Gift of Gab, the Fat Boys, and Raekwon.

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  • I had last seen Lembembe in March, on a sticky, humid evening in Yaoundé.

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  • And, face it, no one really wants to be in humid Washington, D.C., at the end of June when they can be somewhere else.

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  • In the south, however, there are some large rivers, and the forest region is very humid.

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  • The climate is hot and humid, and many kinds of tropical fruit are produced in abundance.

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  • She fled round the water-tank and gained the humid darkness of the grotto.

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  • To any goddess the smell of the incense is sweet, the sight of the flowers, the humid eyes, the leaping heart delightful.

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  • In humid weather the cloud hangs long and lazily in the air; in dry weather it is rapidly licked up.

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British Dictionary definitions for humid


moist; dampa humid day

Derived forms of humid

humidly, adverbhumidness, noun

Word Origin for humid

C16: from Latin ūmidus, from ūmēre to be wet; see humectant, humour

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"What do I mean, angel of 'humidlight,'" answered Tom, aloud; "I mean all I say, and lots of feeling besides.

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No slightest breezes blew in the gloomy silence, and the air was stale and humidand suffocating.

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But even the rule, if confined to South America, of trees flourishing only in a climate rendered humidby rain-bearing winds, has a strongly marked exception in the case of the Falkland Islands.

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The hot, humid atmosphere of Caspak condenses as it is fanned by the cold Antarctic air-currents which sweep across the crater's top, sending a tenuous ribbon of vapor far out across the Pacific.

And over all the sun shone huge and round and red, a monster sun above a monstrous world, its light dispersed by the humid air of Caspak--the warm, moist air which lies sluggish upon the breast of this great mother of life, Nature's mightiest incubator.

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Days became weeks, and weeks became months, and the months followed one another in a lazy procession of hot, humiddays and warm, humidnights.

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Cora bestowed an approving smile on the pious efforts of the namesake of the Jewish prince, and Heyward soon turned his steady, stern look from the outlet of the cavern, to fasten it, with a milder character, on the face of David, or to meet the wandering beams which at moments strayed from the humideyes of Alice.

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Perfect beauty is a strong expression; but I do not retrace or qualify it: as sweet features as ever the temperate clime of Albion moulded; as pure hues of rose and lily as ever her humidgales and vapoury skies generated and screened, justified, in this instance, the term.

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Two soldiers were accordingly sent for, and the inspector descended a stairway, so foul, so humid, so dark, as to be loathsome to sight, smell, and respiration.

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But this was not all; the antipathy which had sprung up between myself and my employer striking deeper root and spreading denser shade daily, excluded me from every glimpse of the sunshine of life; and I began to feel like a plant growing in humiddarkness out of the slimy walls of a well.

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It was now fully night-fall, and a thick humidfog hung over the city, soon ending in a settled and heavy rain.

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Except for his leathern harness, covered thick with jewels and metal, he was naked, nor could one have comfortably worn apparel in that warm and humidatmosphere.

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ISLAMABAD -- Met office has forecast hot and humidweather in most parts of the country while rain-thunderstorm is expected at isolated places in Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Mirpurkhas divisions and Kashmir.

Hot weather to persist, rain at isolated places

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Synonyms for Humid:

What is another word for humid?

108 synonyms found


[ hjˈuːmɪd], [ hjˈuːmɪd], [ h_j_ˈuː_m_ɪ_d]
  • adj.

    airless (adjective)all (adjective)dank (adjective)hot (adjective)
    • like an oven,
    • scalding,
    • very warm,
    • roasting,
    • Searing,
    • Thermogenic,
    • calescent,
    • recalescent,
    • smoking,
    • steaming,
    • feverous,
    • sizzling,
    • pyretic,
    • ovenlike,
    • decalescent,
    • igneous,
    • sweltry.
    juicy (adjective)moist (adjective)Other relevant words: (adjective)
    • red hot,
    • steamy,
    • REDHOT,
    • soggy,
    • watery,
    • Sauced,
    • stuffy,
    • syrupy,
    • dank,
    • dewy,
    • dewiest,
    • Wettish,
    • sweltering,
    • tropic,
    • hot,
    • moist,
    • dewier,
    • rank.
    rank (adjective)steamy (adjective)stuffy (adjective)sweltering (adjective)very damp, referring to weather (adjective)watery (adjective)wet (adjective)
  • n.

    Other relevant words: (noun)stuffy (noun)
  • Other synonyms:

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    • Proper noun, singular
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  • adj.

    • Other antonyms:
      semiarid, desert, bracing, dehydrated, parched, refreshing, seared, waterless, fresh, baked, burned, dusty, crisp, sunbaked, scorched, cool, invigorating.



Thesaurus humid

Humid synonyms


Of an object, etc, covered with or impregnated with liquid.


Poorly ventilated; having little fresh air; close


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Having little or no space between elements or parts; tight and compact:


The definition of muggy is hot, humid, sticky weather.



Disagreeably damp or humid:


The definition of arid is land that does not have enough water to support the growth of plants.


Saturated or sodden with moisture; soaked:


Close to a successful solution or conclusion:


Disagreeably moist, sticky, and cold to the touch:

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How to use humid in a sentence

She fled round the water-tank and gained the humid darkness of the grotto.


To any goddess the smell of the incense is sweet, the sight of the flowers, the humid eyes, the leaping heart delightful.




adjectivevery high in temperature


adjectivevery high in temperature


adjectivevery high in temperature


adjectivewet, wettish

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