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adj. dusk·i·er, dusk·i·est
1. Having low diffused light; dim or shadowy.
2. Rather dark in color: dusky blue. See Synonyms at dark.

dusk′i·ly adv.
dusk′i·ness n.
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Noun1.duskiness - the state of being poorly illuminated
semidarkness - partial darkness
2.duskiness - a swarthy complexion
complexion, skin color, skin colour - the coloring of a person's face
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Absence or deficiency of light:
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nDunkelheit f
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(dask) noun
(the time of) partial darkness after the sun sets; twilight.
ˈdusky adjective
ˈduskiness noun
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References in classic literature ?
The sun of the last few weeks had given to her skin a faint, but most becoming, duskiness. Under his close scrutiny, a flush of color stole into her cheeks.
For pallor and duskiness of complexion are called qualities, inasmuch as we are said to be such and such in virtue of them, not only if they originate in natural constitution, but also if they come about through long disease or sunburn, and are difficult to remove, or indeed remain throughout life.
Yet, by a strange deception, owing to the duskiness of the chamber, and the antique dresses which they still wore, the tall mirror is said to have reflected the figures of the three old, gray, withered grandsires, ridiculously contending for the skinny ugliness of a shrivelled grandam.
In one sense, this picture had almost faded into the canvas, and hidden itself behind the duskiness of age; in another, she could not but fancy that it had been growing more prominent and strikingly expressive, ever since her earliest familiarity with it as a child.
As we rushed by the cavern's mouth we caught a hasty glimpse of him, looking somewhat like an ill-proportioned figure, but considerably more like a heap of fog and duskiness. He shouted after us, but in so strange a phraseology that we knew not what he meant, nor whether to be encouraged or affrighted.
If he were suffered to exist at all, it should have been on some desert island, or in the duskiness of some deep cavern, where nobody would ever be tormented by his abominable aspect.
It might be difficult -- and it was so -- to conceive how he should exist hereafter, so earthly and sensuous did he seem; but surely his existence here, admitting that it was to terminate with his last breath, had been not unkindly given; with no higher moral responsibilities than the beasts of the field, but with a larger scope of enjoyment than theirs, and with all their blessed immunity from the dreariness and duskiness of age.
These lesions typically are large, erythematous, well-demarcated plaques with central duskiness. "They can be bullous in the center, and they typically will heal with pigmentation, which is unique to this particular drug reaction," said Dr.
Another beautifully executed piece 'The mare with the carpet' serves to focus the viewer's attention upon, and to dramatise the division between a flood of light an overwhelming natural representation of the subject matter and a brooding duskiness. The minute details of the fold and the intricate patterns of the carpet are marvelously painted to the point of perfection.
On the second day of postoperation, a purulent discharge from the lower aspect of the laparotomy wound was noted, and there was darkening of the feet and duskiness of the distal one-third of both legs.
Despite the cutaneous similarities of UM and SSLR, including urticarial plaques with an associated central duskiness, SSLR tends to have a more delayed onset following offending agent exposure and more extracutaneous symptoms, especially arthralgias and /or arthritis, lymphadenopathy and higher fevers.