dyster

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German dūster. Cognate with Swedish dyster, German düster and Old English þystru

Adjective[edit]

dyster

  1. gloomy, sombre, sepulchral

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of dyster
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular dyster dystrere dystrest2
Neuter singular dystert dystrere dystrest2
Plural dystre dystrere dystrest2
Definite attributive1 dystre dystrere dystreste
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

Noun[edit]

dyster c

  1. plural indefinite of dyst

Verb[edit]

dyster

  1. present tense of dyste

References[edit]


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German dūster. Cognate with Swedish dyster and German düster.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

dyster (neuter singular dystert, definite singular and plural dystre, comparative dystrere, indefinite superlative dystrest, definite superlative dystreste)

  1. dark, obscure, gloomy
  2. cheerless, somber (US), sombre (UK)

Synonyms[edit]

  • (dark, obscure): mørk
  • (cheerless, somber): trist

References[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German dūster.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

dyster (neuter singular dystert, definite singular and plural dystre, comparative dystrare, indefinite superlative dystrast, definite superlative dystraste)

  1. dark, obscure, gloomy
  2. cheerless, somber (US), sombre (UK)

Synonyms[edit]

  • (dark, obscure): mørk
  • (cheerless, somber): trist

References[edit]