duskiest

'dusk·y || 'dʌskɪ adj. dark, dim

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • dusky — duskily, adv. duskiness, n. /dus kee/, adj., duskier, duskiest. 1. somewhat dark; having little light; dim; shadowy. 2. having dark skin. 3. of a dark color. 4. gloomy; sad. [1550 60; DUSK2 + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • dusky — adjective (duskier, duskiest) darkish in colour. ↘dated or literary (of a person) dark skinned or black: a dusky maiden. Derivatives duskily adverb duskiness noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • dusky — UK [ˈdʌskɪ] / US adjective Word forms dusky : adjective dusky comparative duskier superlative duskiest literary 1) not very bright a dusky pink 2) dark, because of shadows or because night is coming 3) with dark skin. This word is now considered… …   English dictionary

  • dusky — /ˈdʌski / (say duskee) adjective (duskier, duskiest) 1. somewhat dark; dark coloured. 2. Obsolescent (of a person) having dark skin. 3. deficient in light; dim. 4. gloomy. {dusk + y1} –duskily, adverb –duskiness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • duskily — dusky ► ADJECTIVE (duskier, duskiest) ▪ darkish in colour. DERIVATIVES duskily adverb duskiness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • duskiness — dusky ► ADJECTIVE (duskier, duskiest) ▪ darkish in colour. DERIVATIVES duskily adverb duskiness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • dusky — ► ADJECTIVE (duskier, duskiest) ▪ darkish in colour. DERIVATIVES duskily adverb duskiness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • dusky — [dus′kē] adj. duskier, duskiest 1. somewhat dark in color; esp., swarthy 2. lacking light; dim; shadowy 3. gloomy; melancholy SYN. DARK duskily adv. duskiness n. SYN. DUSKY suggests a darkness of color or …   English World dictionary

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