Dantean

adjective
Dan·​te·​an | \ ˈdan-tē-ən How to pronounce Dantean (audio) , ˈdän- How to pronounce Dantean (audio) \

Definition of Dantean

: of, relating to, or suggestive of Dante or his writings especially : having a hellish or bizarre quality refugees lived a Dantean existence — A. E. Cowdrey

First Known Use of Dantean

1785, in the meaning defined above

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“Dantean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dantean. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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