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nigritude

[nig-ri-tood, -tyood, nahy-gri-] /ˈnɪg rɪˌtud, -ˌtyud, ˈnaɪ grɪ-/
noun
1.
complete darkness or blackness.
Origin
1645-1655
1645-55; < Latin nigritūdō blackness, black color, equivalent to nigr- (stem of niger) black + -i- -i- + -tūdō -tude
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nigritude

/ˈnɪɡrɪˌtjuːd/
noun
1.
(rare) blackness; darkness
Word Origin
C17: from Latin nigritūdō, from niger black
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