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STYGIAN

 Dictionary entry overview: What does Stygian mean? 

STYGIAN (adjective)
  The adjective STYGIAN has 2 senses:

1. hellish
2. dark and dismal as of the rivers Acheron and Styx in Hades

  Familiarity information: STYGIAN used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


STYGIAN (adjective)


Sense 1Stygian [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Hellish

Context example:

Hence loathed Melancholy.../In Stygian cave forlorn

Similar:

infernal (being of a lower world of the dead)


Sense 2Stygian [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Dark and dismal as of the rivers Acheron and Styx in Hades

Synonyms:

Acheronian; Acherontic; Stygian

Context examples:

in the depths of an Acheronian forest / upon those roseate lips a Stygian hue

Similar:

dark (devoid of or deficient in light or brightness; shadowed or black)


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