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fuliginous

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adjective fu·lig·i·nous \fyu̇-ˈli-jə-nəs\

Definition of fuliginous

  1. 1 a :  sooty b :  obscure, murky

  2. 2 :  having a dark or dusky color

fu·lig·i·nous·ly adverb


Examples of fuliginous

  1. <a fuliginous prose style that's not exactly ideal for writing for the mass media>



Origin of fuliginous

Late Latin fuliginosus, from Latin fuligin-, fuligo soot; akin to Lithuanian dūlis cloud, vapor, and probably to Latin fumus smoke — more at fume


First Known Use: 1621


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