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stygian

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adjective sty·gian \ˈsti-j(ē-)ən\

Definition of stygian

  1. 1 :  of or relating to the river Styx

  2. 2 :  extremely dark, gloomy, or forbidding <the stygian blackness of the cave>



Examples of stygian

  1. <lost in the stygian reaches of the deep forest>



Origin of stygian

Latin stygius, from Greek stygios, from Styg-, Styx Styx


First Known Use: 1513

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