from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Exhibiting photophobia.
- adj. Avoiding light.
- adj. Growing best in the absence of light; photonegative.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. That thrives at a relatively low light level
- adj. of, relating to, or exhibiting photophobia
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Affected with photophobia; dreading or intolerant of light; unable to bear light.
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It's a throbbing sort of headache, and you get what's called photophobic, which mean bright lights really bother you.
I can barely keep my eyes open, and I'm so photophobic that looking at a laptop screen dialed low in a dim room hurts.
About 45 minutes into Whitechapel ITV1, the first and so far only suspect appeared, screaming that he was photophobic.
No fever, but eyes hurt and I'm exhausted and mildly photophobic.
Since I'm already mostly nocturnal and photophobic, I might as well be a vampire.
Now, with Baythan promoting an heir-contract with a Cavernus who only hunted in caverns well enough lit to take full advantage of photophobic prey or rode after the fleet but timid rerbok, the High Lady Cinna's taunt rankled.
And if they suffer more in cold weather it could even be harmful, but at least some people, and not just photophobic immortals, find them attractive.
Just as sunlight can be troublesome to photophobic individual, Gita can be discomforting and disagreeable to some individuals; due to their peculiarities.
Just as sunlight can be troublesome to photophobic (those who can not tolerate the sunlight due lack of melanin pigment in their eyes) individual, Gita can be DR.
When you say "bleak", I know (linguistically) what to expect the pictures to look like, but (psychologically) they're pleasant and inviting and glamorous, to someone as photophobic as me:) It's the blue skies and sunshine that are oppressive and brutal when your eyes are as crap as mine!