Definition of “torrid” - English Dictionary

“torrid” in American English

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torridadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˈtɔr·əd, ˈtɑr-/

torrid adjective [ not gradable ] (HOT)

(of weather) extremely hot:

Summers in the tropics are torrid.

torrid adjective [ not gradable ] (POWERFUL)

torrid adjective [ not gradable ] (PERFORMING WELL)

performing or doing something extremely well:

He kept up his torrid hitting pace with a sixth homer in eight days.
After a couple of months of torrid sales, business began to settle down.

(Definition of “torrid” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“torrid” in Business English

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uk /ˈtɒrɪd/ us informal

a torrid period of time is full of difficult problems:

The manufacturing sector is going through torrid times.
These were a torrid few days for Spanish investors.

(Definition of “torrid” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)