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duskiness

[ duhs-kee ]SEE DEFINITION OF duskiness

Synonyms for duskiness

  • blackness
  • darkness
  • dimness
  • dusk
  • murkiness
  • night
  • sundown
  • sunset
  • twilight
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Antonyms for duskiness

  • day
  • light
  • lightness
  • sunrise
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DUSKINESS

But all the ways of the owl are ways of softness and duskiness.

Was it the duskiness of the evening, or passion, that made his face so dark?

At last our old friend, the brook, peeped out again from the duskiness, and we pitched our camp on the bank.

He remarked the hat she wore, and the delicacy of a little ear against her hair's duskiness.

Her eyes, over which heavy lashes drooped diffidently, were bafflingly deep, as with rich colour drowned in duskiness.

It flickered, and struggled with the duskiness, but could not half light up the gloomy cavern with all its melancholy glimmer.

She clapped her hands for joy, and beckoning him to make haste, disappeared among the duskiness of the trees.

He stooped down; but the duskiness of the valley, and the obscurity of twilight would not allow him to distinguish her features.

At length, when they had gone further and further into the heart of the duskiness, Medea squeezed Jason's hand.

She clapped her hands for joy, and beckoning him to haste, disappeared among the duskiness of the trees.

WORD ORIGIN

1550s, "somewhat dark," from dusk + -y (2). Related: Duskiness.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DUSKINESS

blackness

noundarkness
  • dark
  • dimness
  • duskiness
  • gloom
  • murkiness
  • nightfall
  • total darkness

dimness

noundarkness
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