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Word of the Day 04/03/21 Torrential

Torrential (adjective)
torrential [ taw-ren-shuhl, toh-, tuh- ]


adjective
1. pertaining to or having the nature of a torrent.
2. resembling a torrent in rapidity or violence.
3. falling in torrents: torrential rains.
4. produced by the action of a torrent.
5. violent, vehement, or impassioned.
6. overwhelming; extraordinarily copious.

OTHER WORDS FROM TORRENTIAL
tor·ren·tial·ly, adverb

WORDS RELATED TO TORRENTIAL
teeming, abounding, swarming, copious, exuberant, superabundant, cornucopian, inundant, inundatory, scaturient

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: First recorded in 1840–50; torrent + -ial

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR TORRENTIAL
No torrential storms ever arrived — nor any UFOs — but the group wasn’t dismayed.
WHAT COMES NEXT FOR QANON FOLLOWERS|KALEIGH ROGERS|JANUARY 29, 2021|FIVETHIRTYEIGHT

Whatever the category, Eta brought devastation to large swaths of Nicaragua and Honduras last week with torrential rains and strong winds.
HURRICANE ETA RUMBLES TOWARD THE GULF STATES AFTER WIPING OUT CENTRAL AMERICAN TOWNS|SARA CHODOSH|NOVEMBER 9, 2020|POPULAR SCIENCE

But the jokes flow at such a torrential pace that duds are soon forgotten; the best are even Spamalot-worthy.
‘GALAVANT’: A DRUNKEN, HORNY MUSICAL FAIRY TALE|MELISSA LEON|JANUARY 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST

Sheets of torrential rains pouring down over the Land Rover sent its four wheels plunging into the mud.
THE ORIGINAL EBOLA HUNTER|ABBY HAGLAGE|SEPTEMBER 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST

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