Definition of Tenebrific

1. Adjective. Dark and gloomy. "A tenebrous cave"

Exact synonyms: Tenebrious, Tenebrous
Similar to: Dark



Definition of Tenebrific

1. a. Rendering dark or gloomy; tenebrous; gloomy.

Definition of Tenebrific

1. Adjective. gloomy ¹

2. Adjective. obscure ¹

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Definition of Tenebrific

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tenebrific

tendril
tendriled
tendrilled
tendrilless
tendrilous
tendrils
tendring
tendron
tendrons
tendry
tends
tendu
tendus
tene
tenebrae
tenebrific (current term)
tenebrificous
tenebrio
tenebrionid
tenebrionids
tenebrios
tenebrious
tenebrism
tenebrisms
tenebrist
tenebristic
tenebrists
tenebrose
tenebrosity
tenebrous

Literary usage of Tenebrific

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1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"With these is the chosen seat of mysticism ; these are its " tenebrific ... Now begins The tenebrific passage of the tale. Browning, Ring and Book, I. 123. ..."

2. The Philadelphia Medical Museum by John Redman Coxe (1809)
"As to the " sensation" caused by an influx of tenebrific matter, every person must be conscious of it on going suddenly from a strong light into a chamber ..."

3. The Works of Thomas Carlyle: (complete). by Thomas Carlyle (1897)
"... to the ingenuous inquirer, this too is little other than a tenebrific Book; cannot be read except with sorrow, with torpor and disgust, — and in fine, ..."

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