stygian

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See also: Stygian

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin stygius, from Ancient Greek Στύγιος (Stúgios, relating to Styx), from Στύξ (Stúx, Styx, chief river of underworld).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈstɪdʒ.i.ən/
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Adjective[edit]

stygian (comparative more stygian, superlative most stygian)

  1. Alternative form of Stygian (of or relating to the river Styx)
  2. (literary) Dark and gloomy.
  3. (literary) Infernal or hellish.
  4. (vision, of a perceived color) Having a luminosity below 0%.

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Usage notes[edit]

  • See also Stygian, which means "of, by or relating to the river Styx".

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