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fuliginous

fuliginous

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

Definition of FULIGINOUS

1
a :  sooty
b :  obscure, murky
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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