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tenebrous

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adjective ten·e·brous \ˈte-nə-brəs\

Definition of tenebrous

  1. 1 :  shut off from the light :  dark, murky <tenebrous depths>

  2. 2 :  hard to understand :  obscure <a tenebrous affair>

  3. 3 :  causing gloom



Examples of tenebrous

  1. <a tenebrous night with no moon>

  2. <in the midst of those tenebrous days Thomas Paine penned the immortal words These are the times that try men's souls>



Origin of tenebrous

Middle English, from Anglo-French tenebreus, from Latin tenebrosus, from tenebrae


First Known Use: 15th century


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