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tenebrous

[ten-uh-bruh s] /ˈtɛn ə brəs/
adjective
1.
dark; gloomy; obscure.
Also, tenebrious
[tuh-neb-ree-uh s] /təˈnɛb ri əs/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Latin tenebrōsus. See Tenebrae, -ous
Related forms
tenebrousness, noun
untenebrous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for tenebrious

tenebrous

/ˈtɛnəbrəs/
adjective
1.
gloomy, shadowy, or dark
Derived Forms
tenebrosity (ˌtɛnəˈbrɒsɪtɪ), tenebrousness, tenebriousness, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Latin tenebrōsus from tenebrae darkness
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Word Origin and History for tenebrious

tenebrous

adj.

"full of darkness," early 15c., from Old French tenebreus (11c.), from Latin tenebrosus, from tenebrae "darkness" (see temerity).

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