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Related to caliginous: terse, superannuated, cursory, interminable


Dark, misty, and gloomy.

[From Latin cālīginōsus, from cālīgō, cālīgin-, darkness.]


archaic dark; dim
[C16: from Latin cālīginōsus, from cālīgō darkness]


(kəˈlɪdʒ ə nəs)

adj. Archaic.
misty; dim; dark.
[1540–50; < Latin cālīginōsus misty =cālīgin-, s. of cālīgō mist + -ōsus -ous]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.caliginous - dark and misty and gloomy
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"


Deficient in brightness:
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Other words heard during the day were caliginous, creophagy and pusillanimous.
Nowadays it's caliginous charting the Brotherhood's course.
The procession through the city to the royal palace was an impressive sight; a contemporary description focused on Francesco's white horse--'pale horror for any icy cloud'--and Olivares's black one 'that looked like an obscure miscarriage of the night or the caliginous child of the abyss'.
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