Definition of Stygian in English:


Syllabification: Styg·i·an
Pronunciation: /ˈstijēən


  • 1Of or relating to the Styx River.
  • 1.1 literary Very dark: the Stygian crypt
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    • The gleaming steel catches the sunlight, casting a play of sparkling reflections and shadows into the Stygian, subterranean depths.
    • The darkness of their hearts is infinite, Stygian - black as an adder, or Hitler's mustachios.
    • Shall thou, unburied, view the Stygian waters and the Furies' strong river, and unbidden draw near the bank?

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