Synonyms for perspiring
- covered with sweat
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PERSPIRING
He didn't see that she was perspiring, worn out by her struggle with the carpet.
He was a small, plump man and his face was always red and perspiring.
Perspiring from every pore, we labour manfully on to the bitter end.
A crumpled, perspiring wreck, he boarded the train bound for the mountains.
Galusha passed his shaking hand across his perspiring forehead.
Her forehead was perspiring; her breath was rattling in her chest.
Pete came in, hot and perspiring, and Kate handed the child back to Nancy.
The loafer came in with a grin of good-nature on his perspiring and dirty face.
"Help me, Dolly," said the perspiring and be-ruffled gentleman within.
This is why your face gets much dirtier when it is perspiring than when it is dry.
1640s, "to evaporate through the pores," a back-formation from perspiration and in part from Latin perspirare "to breathe, to blow constantly" (see perspiration). Meaning "to sweat" is a polite usage attested from 1725. Medical men tried to maintain a distinction between "sensible" (sweat) and "insensible" perspiration:
Related: Perspired; perspiring.