Tenebrousness
Tenebrous Ten"e*brous, a. [L. tenebrosus, fr. tenebrae darkness: cf. F. t['e]n['e]breux.] Dark; gloomy; dusky; tenebrious. -- {Ten"e*brous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

The most dark, tenebrous night. --J. Hall (1565). [1913 Webster]

The towering and tenebrous boughts of the cypress. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • tenebrousness — noun The state or property of being tenebrous …   Wiktionary

  • tenebrousness — ten·e·brous·ness …   English syllables

  • tenebrousness — noun see tenebrous …   Useful english dictionary

  • tenebrous — tenebrousness, n. /ten euh breuhs/, adj. dark; gloomy; obscure. Also, tenebrious /teuh neb ree euhs/. [1375 1425; late ME < L tenebrosus. See TENEBRAE, OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • Tenebrosity — Ten e*bros i*ty, n. The quality or state of being tenebrous; tenebrousness. Burton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Erebus — Synonyms and related words: Aides, Aidoneus, Cerberus, Charon, Cora, Despoina, Dis, Dis pater, Egyptian darkness, Hades, Hel, Kore, Loki, Minos, Orcus, Osiris, Persephassa, Persephone, Pluto, Proserpina, Proserpine, Rhadamanthus, Satan, blackness …   Moby Thesaurus

  • dark — Synonyms and related words: Egyptian darkness, Erebus, Gothicism, Stygian, ableptical, abominable, abstruse, adiaphanous, age of ignorance, amaurotic, amoral, amorphous, amorphousness, apocalyptic, arcane, arrant, atramentous, atrocious, bad,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • dead of night — Synonyms and related words: Egyptian darkness, Erebus, awful silence, blackness, dark, darkness, darkness visible, dead, deathlike silence, golden silence, hush, hush of night, inaudibility, intense darkness, lightlessness, lucid stillness, lull …   Moby Thesaurus

  • night — Synonyms and related words: Egyptian darkness, Erebus, all the time, all night, blackness, ceaselessly, charcoal, coal, continually, continuously, crow, dark, dark of night, darkness, darkness visible, dead of night, dusk, ebon, ebony, endlessly …   Moby Thesaurus

  • obscurity — Synonyms and related words: Egyptian darkness, Erebus, a nobody, a nothing, abstruseness, adiaphanousness, ambiguousness, amorphia, amorphism, amorphousness, anarchy, anonymity, arcanum, blackness, bleariness, blobbiness, blur, blurriness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”