caliginous

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French caligineux (misty, obscure), from Latin cālīginōsus (misty; dark, obscure).

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Adjective[edit]

caliginous (comparative more caliginous, superlative most caliginous)

  1. Dark, obscure; murky.
    • 1982, TC Boyle, Water Music, Penguin 2006, p. 155:
      Inside the atmosphere was rank and caliginous: fumes rose from puddles, groans sifted through the shadows.

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