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Stygian (adj.)

"pertaining to Styx or the nether world," 1560s, from Latin Stygius, from Greek Stygios, from Styx (genitive Stygos); see Styx.

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Definitions of Stygian

Stygian (adj.)
hellish; "Hence loathed Melancholy.../In Stygian cave forlorn"- Milton;
Stygian (adj.)
dark and dismal as of the rivers Acheron and Styx in Hades; "upon those roseate lips a Stygian hue"-Wordsworth;
Synonyms: Acheronian / Acherontic
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