perfumy

[ noun pur-fyoom, per-fyoom; verb per-fyoom, pur-fyoom ]SEE DEFINITION OF perfumy

Antonyms for perfumy

MOST RELEVANT
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PERFUMY

Thaine was sitting beside Leigh now, under the perfumy white honeysuckle blossoms.

Sophy received a silver Maltese Cross, and little Albinia a perfumy rose-leaf bracelet.

It was a warm, luxurious air, perfumy, breathing of that refinement which is possible to mere wealth.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, "fumes from a burning substance," from Middle French parfum (16c.), from parfumer "to scent," from Old Provençal perfumar or cognate words in dialectal Italian (perfumare) or Spanish (perfumar), from Latin per- "through" (see per) + fumare "to smoke" (see fume (n.)). Meaning "fluid containing agreeable essences of flowers, etc.," is attested from 1540s.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PERFUMY

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.