Definitions

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  • n. The darkness, obscurity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Darkness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Darkness; dimness.

Etymologies

From Latin cālīginōsus ("misty, dark"), from cālīgō ("fog; darkness"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It is apodeictic that the caliginosity of the agrestic embrangle periapts with mansuetude.

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  • It may beggar the agrestical among us; but, at the risk of sounding elitist, RN rescues himself from utter contemptuous caliginosity when he discusses the pair of genius recipients of the prestigious Macarthur Fellowships.

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  • With mansuetude compossible with my muliebrity, I condemn those niddering, olid morons who, in caliginosity of understanding, vilipend our English by attempting to exuviate words for which they cannot see any present custom.

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  • Earlier on, in comparing her with Van der Linden and the Zwanziger woman, I have lessened her caliginosity as compared with that of the Leyden poisoner, giving her credit for one less death than her Dutch sister in crime.

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  • I dare not ask the oracles: I prefer a cheerful caliginosity, as Sir Thomas

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  • The ensuing grassroots campaign failed to save "embrangle" (to confuse or entangle) and "caliginosity" (dimness, darkness).

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  • Stephen Pound, the Labour MP from Ealing North, will advocate caliginosity (dimness; darkness) on the floor of Parliament.

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  • "I shall be drawing the Prime Minister's attention in a fairly obscure and abstruse way to the word: 'Amid the global fiscal turmoil, we sought illumination but found only caliginosity.'"

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  • those niddering, olid morons who, in caliginosity of understanding, vilipend our English by attempting to exuviate words for which they cannot see any present custom.

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  • :) BTW, to exuviate some light on the caliginosity of what is Digg, I am abstergent myself of something very olid here and taking a break.

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