What is the difference between muggy and humid?
#126017. Asked by star_gazer. (May 23 12 10:20 PM)
There is none, "humid" is the more scientific term while "muggy" is more colloqiual.|
"Muggy is a slang term used to describe weather that is hot and humid."
While muggy is humid, humid is not necessarily muggy, in that conditions can also be cool and humid, e.g. fog.|
"hu·mid? ?/?hyum?d or, often, ?yu-/ [hyoo-mid or, often, yoo-] adjective
containing a high amount of water or water vapor; noticeably moist: humid air; a humid climate."
"mug·gy? ?/?m?gi/ Show Spelled[muhg-ee] Show IPA
adjective, mug·gi·er, mug·gi·est.
(of the atmosphere, weather, etc.) oppressively humid; damp and close." -http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/muggy?s=t
"fog1 ? ?/f?g, f?g/ Show Spelled [fog, fawg] Show IPA noun, verb, fogged, fog·ging.
1. a cloudlike mass or layer of minute water droplets or ice crystals near the surface of the earth, appreciably reducing visibility." -http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/fog?s=t
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