Subfuscous
Subfuscous Sub*fus"cous, a. [L. subfuscus, suffuscus. See {Sub-}, and {Fuscous}.] Duskish; dusky; moderately dark; brownish; tawny.

Syn: subfusc[1]. [1913 Webster]


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  • subfuscous — /sub fus keuhs/, adj. slightly dark, dusky, or somber. [1750 60; < L subfuscus, equiv. to sub SUB + fuscus FUSCOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • subfuscous — sub·fus·cous …   English syllables

  • subfuscous — sub•fus•cous [[t]sʌbˈfʌs kəs[/t]] adj. slightly dark, dusky, or somber • Etymology: 1750–60; < L subfuscus=sub sub +fuscus fuscous …   From formal English to slang

  • subfuscous — skəs adjective Etymology: Latin subfuscus : somewhat fuscous : dusky …   Useful english dictionary

  • subfusc — /sub fusk /, adj. 1. subfuscous; dusky. 2. dark and dull; dingy; drab: a subfusc mining town. [1755 65; < L subfuscus SUBFUSCOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • subfusc — sub*fusc , a. [L. subfuscus, suffuscus. See {Sub }, and {Fuscous}.] 1. Same as {subfuscous}. [PJC] 2. Drab; dingy; dull. [Chiefty Brit.] [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Subfusk — Sub*fusk , a. Subfuscous. [Obs.] Tatler. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • subfusc — 1. adjective /sɐbˈfɐsk/ Having subdued colors. 2. noun /sɐbˈfɐsk/ a) Dark clothing. b) Clothing acceptable, by regulation at certain universities, for an examination or official event. See Also: subfuscous …   Wiktionary

  • sunless — adj 1. dark, Literary. darkling, unlight ed, tenebrous; black, black as pitch, inky black, pitchy, Cimmerian, like Erebus, dark as a well; nightlike, dim, darksome, darkish, dusky, subfuscous, murky; hazy, misty, Archaic. caliginous, cloudy,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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