tenebrous


ten·e·brous

adjective \ˈte-nə-brəs\

Definition of TENEBROUS

1
:  shut off from the light :  dark, murky <tenebrous depths>
2
:  hard to understand :  obscure <a tenebrous affair>
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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