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Definitions for caliginous
kəˈlɪdʒ ə nəscalig·i·nous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. caliginousadjective

    dark and misty and gloomy


  1. caliginousadjective

    Which is influenced by darkness or obscurity.

    The caliginous waters appeared menacing.

  2. Etymology: From caligineux, from caliginosus.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Caliginousadjective

    Obscure; dim; full of darkness.

    Etymology: caliginosus, Lat.


  1. caliginous

    Caliginous refers to something that is dark, misty, gloomy, or obscure. It is often used to describe a physical setting that has poor visibility due to conditions such as fog or dim lighting, or a metaphorical situation that is unclear or difficult to understand due to its complexity or ambiguity.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Caliginousadjective

    affected with darkness or dimness; dark; obscure

  2. Etymology: [L. caliginosus; cf. F. caligineux.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Caliginous

    kal-ij′en-us, adj. dim, obscure, dark.—n. Caliginos′ity. [L. caliginos-us.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of caliginous in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of caliginous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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