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styg·i·analso Styg·i·an (stĭj′ē-ən)
a. Gloomy and dark.
b. Infernal; hellish.
2. Of or relating to the river Styx.
[From Latin Stygius, from Greek Stugios, from Stux, Stug-, Styx.]
1. (Classical Myth & Legend) of or relating to the river Styx
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) chiefly literary
a. dark, gloomy, or hellish
b. completely inviolable, as a vow sworn by the river Styx
[C16: from Latin Stygius, from Greek Stugios, from Stux Styx; related to stugein to hate]
Styg•i•an(ˈstɪdʒ i ən)
1. of or pertaining to the river Styx or to the underworld of Greek and Roman myth.
2. (often l.c.) dark or gloomy.
3. (often l.c.) infernal; hellish.
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|Adj.||1.||Stygian - hellish; "Hence loathed Melancholy.../In Stygian cave forlorn"- Milton|
infernal - being of the underworld; "infernal regions"
|2.||Stygian - dark and dismal as of the rivers Acheron and Styx in Hades; "in the depths of an Acheronian forest"; "upon those roseate lips a Stygian hue"-Wordsworth|
dark - devoid of or deficient in light or brightness; shadowed or black; "sitting in a dark corner"; "a dark day"; "dark shadows"; "dark as the inside of a black cat"