Definitions

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  • adj. Dark; tenebrous.
  • adj. obscure; obtuse; incomprehensible.
  • adj. morally, culturally or mentally benighted; backward; uncivilized.
  • adj. gloomy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Characterized by darkness or gloom; tenebrous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Dark; gloomy; tenebrous.

Etymologies

Latin tenebrosus, itself from tenebra ("darkness") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Our talk grew slow, and our spirits subsided in this changed and tenebrose scenery.

    Wylder's Hand

  • She watched his retreating figure as he and little Fairy walked down the tenebrose road to Gylingden, following them with a dismal gaze, as a benighted and wounded wayfarer in that

    Wylder's Hand

  • And about as much as to say, That it is a _Knight_ of _tenebrose Virtues_; or a _serene Prince_, of the _Blood_ of _Occult

    An Essay towards Fixing the True Standards of Wit, Humour, Railery, Satire, and Ridicule (1744)

  • She watched his retreating figure as he and little Fairy walked down the tenebrose road to Gylingden, following them with a dismal gaze, as a benighted and wounded wayfarer in that 'Valley' would the pale lamp's disappearing that had for a few minutes, in a friendly hand, shone over his dreadful darkness.

    Wylder's Hand

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