from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of a dark, dull, or somber color.
- n. Dark, dull clothing.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having subdued colors.
- n. Dark clothing.
- n. Clothing acceptable, by regulation at certain universities, for an examination or official event.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Same as subfuscous.
- adj. Drab; dingy; dull.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See subfusk.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. devoid of brightness or appeal
I believe they're all around us, but it's increasingly hard "to distinguish their gleam," as an English critic, Edward Garnett, was already lamenting in 1922, "amid the subfusc, swollen cataract of stories made to order."
Sage's subfusc elegance serves as an all-purpose foil for food that represents his personal version of dishes that are hot all around the gastro-stratosphere.
If you continue to labour under the delusion that your subfusc sniping constitutes debate then of course I would have no wish to disabuse you of this irredeemable condition, thank you.
Thick carpet, subfusc curtains of pseudo-empire pattern and gilt-legged chairs combined to disseminate the atmosphere of a mausoleum.
This dusty and tedious little patch of time -- could she safely label it "drab" and have done with it, or would she find herself one day living through a period so relentlessly subfusc that this present lozenge would seem, by contrast, gay?
I was in knickerbockers and khaki shirt; Mifflin in greasy gray flannels and subfusc Norfolk.
Paul, dramatically conscious of what the unrecognized prince would do in such a circumstance, advanced, smacked his face, plucked the cocked hat from his head, the sword from his hand, and invested himself with these insignia of leadership, Billy melted silently into the subfusc air of Budge Street.
A pair of subfusc coloured trousers creased and looking absolutely new were presented to him in the same manner.
Having inducted him into a pink silk under vest and a soft pleated shirt, with plain gold links in the sleeves, each button of the said links having in its centre a small black pearl, a collar and a subfusc coloured silk tie were added to him, also a black morning vest and a black morning coat, with rather broad braid at the edges.
Swells 'pinched-up countenance, with jutting eyebrows and practically no cheeks, had under George's racing-cap of "peacock blue" a subfusc hue like that of old furniture.