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caliginous Line breaks: ca¦li¦gin|ous
Pronunciation: /kəˈlɪdʒɪnəs/

Definition of caliginous in English:


Dark, dim, or misty: the caliginous sky
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  • Women walked behind men and liberation was not even a faint mirage on a caliginous, feminist horizon for un’ Americana in post-war Italy.
  • Then it happened, as I didn't expect it would as they lowered the coffin into the crepuscular and caliginous hole we all stood above the coffin holding a clod of dirt, ready to scatter it over the firm wood.
  • He bled into the darkness between every light plastered on the ceiling, only displaying his head and shoulders in the caliginous luminosity, fading back to darkness as he walked forward.


Mid 16th-century: from Latin caliginosus 'misty', from caligo, caligin- 'mistiness'.

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