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See definition of stygian on Dictionary.com
  • as indark
  • as ingloomy
  • as inforbidding
  • as inblack
  • as ininfernal
  • as inhellish

synonyms for stygian

  • black
  • cloudy
  • darkened
  • dim
  • dingy
  • drab
  • dull
  • foggy
  • gloomy
  • misty
  • murky
  • overcast
  • shadowy
  • somber
  • dun
  • dusk
  • faint
  • aphotic
  • atramentous
  • blackish
  • caliginous
  • cimmerian
  • clouded
  • crepuscular
  • dusky
  • grimy
  • ill-lighted
  • indistinct
  • inky
  • lightless
  • lurid
  • nebulous
  • obfuscous
  • obscure
  • opaque
  • pitch-black
  • pitch-dark
  • pitchy
  • rayless
  • shaded
  • shady
  • sooty
  • sunless
  • tenebrous
  • unlighted
  • unlit
  • vague

antonyms for stygian

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  • bright
  • cheerful
  • clean
  • clear
  • distinct
  • good
  • happy
  • intelligent
  • joyful
  • light
  • luminous
  • smart
  • sparkling
  • sunny
  • vivacious
  • apparent
  • brilliant
  • encouraging
  • evident
  • hopeful
  • illuminated
  • lucid
  • manifest
  • moral
  • plain
  • pleased
  • radiant
  • shining
  • visible
  • vivid
  • nice
  • agreeable
  • gentle
  • kind
  • approachable
  • friendly
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    How to use stygian in a sentence

    A narrow loophole barely filtered through a pale ray of light into that semi-Stygian darkness.
    THE PILGRIM'S SHELL OR FERGAN THE QUARRYMANEUGNE SUE
    It was not the sort of night we know on earth, but a Stygian blackness.
    THE FIRE PEOPLERAY CUMMINGS
    The night had become inky-black; the town was in a valley and the shadow of trees and houses made the darkness even more Stygian.
    THE ONSLAUGHT FROM RIGELFLETCHER PRATT
    One of the Stygian vessels, the Despair, was sunk by the Hope.
    OLD FARM FAIRIES:HENRY CHRISTOPHER MCCOOK
    Then the Stygian darkness of the great pines grew; and the silence of wonder fell on the two quarrellers.
    WERWOLVESELLIOTT O'DONNELL
    Let us swear by the Stygian Shades and the realms of Charon, whence all true devils come.
    A CADET'S HONORUPTON SINCLAIR
    He pitched forward through stygian obscurity, his hands searching ahead of him for the inspector.
    THE DOOR INTO INFINITYEDMOND HAMILTON
    Into a lake, the Stygian nam'd, expands The dismal stream, when it hath reach'd the foot Of the grey wither'd cliffs.
    THE VISION OF HELL, COMPLETEDANTE ALIGHIERI
    Shalt thou without burial behold the Stygian waters and the awful river of the Furies?
    THE AENEID OF VIRGILVIRGIL
    Here is eternal night—a night of Stygian darkness, unlighted even by the stars, since the same atmosphere makes them invisible.
    THE FIRE PEOPLERAY CUMMINGS
    SYNONYM OF THE DAY
    OCTOBER 26, 1985
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    WORDS RELATED TO STYGIAN

    • clouded
    • dusky
    • murky
    • pitch-dark
    • shadowy
    • starless
    • stygian
    • sunless
    • unlighted
    • unlit
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