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stygian Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective satellite hellish
    • Hence loathed Melancholy.../In Stygian cave forlorn"- Milton
  2. adjective satellite dark and dismal as of the rivers Acheron and Styx in Hades
    Acherontic; Acheronian.
    • in the depths of an Acheronian forest
    • upon those roseate lips a Stygian hue"-Wordsworth

Styg"i*an adjective
L. Stygius, fr. Styx, Stygis, Gr. , , the Styx.
  1. Of or pertaining to the river Styx; hence, hellish; infernal. See Styx.
    At that so sudden blaze, the Stygian throng Bent their aspect. Milton.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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