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  1. lameri

    lameri Senior Member

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    Synonyms for "horrible" in "horrible weather"?

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by lameri, May 14, 2011.

    This is the sentence:
    The next day, under horrible weather, we went on a tour to a property with a representative from the host agency.

    Is there a word that means "horrible" and is typically used just for weather?
    Thank you.
     
  2. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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    How about foul weather?

    Or instead of the generic word "weather", how about something more specific:

    The next day, whipped by torrential rain and wind gusts, we toured the property with a host agent.
     
  3. KillianRussell

    KillianRussell Contributing Member

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    Dismal causing gloom or dejection; gloomy; dreary; cheerless; melancholy: dismal weather.
     
  4. mammamaia

    mammamaia nit-picker-in-chief Contributor

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    ditto cog's 'foul'

    'inclement' also relates to weather almost exclusively
     
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    Trilby Contributing Member Contributor

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    horrendous
    horrid
    relentless

    I prefer Cogito's sentence were the word 'weather' is not mentioned.
     
  6. Melzaar the Almighty

    Melzaar the Almighty Contributing Member Contributor

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    I'd say "lousy weather" but not everyone might. :p
     
  7. nastyjman

    nastyjman Contributing Member

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    . . . awful weather, we went . . .

    Keeping up with the Ws. That's just me.
     
  8. RobT

    RobT Active Member

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    The next day it was belting down . . .

    The next day it was raining cats and dogs . . .

    The next day the rain came down like stair-rods . . .
     

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