tenebrous

tenebrous

[ten-uh-bruhs]
adjective
dark; gloomy; obscure.
Also, tenebrious [tuh-neb-ree-uhs] .


Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin tenebrōsus. See Tenebrae, -ous

tenebrousness, noun
untenebrous, adjective
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tenebrous or tenebrious (ˈtɛnəbrəs, təˈnɛbrɪəs)
 
adj
gloomy, shadowy, or dark
 
[C15: from Latin tenebrōsus from tenebrae darkness]
 
tenebrious or tenebrious
 
adj
 
[C15: from Latin tenebrōsus from tenebrae darkness]
 
tenebrosity or tenebrious
 
n
 
'tenebrousness or tenebrious
 
n
 
te'nebriousness or tenebrious
 
n

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tenebrous
"full of darkness," c.1420, from O.Fr. tenebreus (11c.), from L. tenebrosus, from tenebræ "darkness" (see temerity).
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