tenebrous

  • 1 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… …

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  • 2 tenebrous — full of darkness, early 15c., from O.Fr. tenebreus (11c.), from L. tenebrosus, from tenebrae darkness (see TEMERITY (Cf. temerity)) …

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  • 3 tenebrous — [adj] dark, ominous ambiguous, amphibological, caliginous, dim, dingy, dusk, dusky, equivocal, gloomy, lightless, murky, obscure, shadowy, shady, somber, sunless, uncertain, unclear, unexplicit, unilluminated, unintelligible, unlit, vague;… …

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  • 4 tenebrous — ► ADJECTIVE literary ▪ dark; shadowy. ORIGIN Latin tenebrosus, from tenebrae darkness …

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  • 5 tenebrous — [tə neb′rē əsten′ə brəs] adj. [ME tenebrus < OFr < L tenebrosus < tenebrae: see TEMERITY] dark; gloomy: also tenebrious [tə neb′rē əs] …

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  • 6 tenebrous — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French tenebreus, from Latin tenebrosus, from tenebrae Date: 15th century 1. shut off from the light ; dark, murky < tenebrous depths > 2. hard to understand ; obscure < a teneb …

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  • 7 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] * * * …

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  • 8 tenebrous — adjective Dark and gloomy. See Also: tenebrism …

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  • 9 tenebrous — Synonyms and related words: ambiguous, amphibological, beamless, black, black as night, caliginous, dark, dark as night, dark as pitch, darkling, darksome, dim, dusk, dusky, ebon, ebony, eclipsed, equivocal, gloomy, murky, night black, night clad …

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  • 10 tenebrous — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. dark, gloomy. See darkness …

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  • 11 tenebrous — ten·e·brous || tenɪbrÉ™s adj. gloomy, dark, dim …

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  • 12 tenebrous — [ tɛnɪbrəs] adjective literary dark; shadowy. Origin ME: via OFr. from L. tenebrosus, from tenebrae darkness …

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  • 13 tenebrous — a. Dark, dusky, darksome, gloomy, tenebrious, caliginous, shady, shadowy, obscure, murky, sombre …

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  • 14 tenebrous — ten·e·brous …

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  • 15 tenebrous — ten•e•brous [[t]ˈtɛn ə brəs[/t]] also te•neb•ri•ous [[t]təˈnɛb ri əs[/t]] adj. dark; gloomy; obscure • Etymology: 1375–1425; late ME < L tenebrōsus. See Tenebrae, ous ten′e•brous•ness, n …

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  • 16 tenebrous — /ˈtɛnəbrəs/ (say tenuhbruhs) adjective dark; gloomy; obscure. {late Middle English, from Latin tenebrōsus dark} …

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  • 17 tenebrous — adj. literary dark, gloomy. Etymology: ME f. OF tenebrus f. L tenebrosus (as TENEBRAE) …

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  • 18 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… …

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