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Definition of Stygian adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Stygian

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈstɪdʒiən//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstɪdʒiən//
 
[usually before noun] (literary)
 
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very dark, and therefore frightening Stygian gloom More Like This Expressions from history and legend Achilles heel, Cinderella, Herculean, Mephistophelian, Midas touch, narcissism, odyssey, Prince Charming, Procrustean, Promethean, Pyrrhic, Robin Hood, Scylla and Charybdis, Sleeping Beauty, Stygian, TitanSee worksheet. From the Styx, the river in the underworld which the souls of the dead had to cross in Greek myth.
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