Definition of Acherontic

1. Adjective. Dark and dismal as of the rivers Acheron and Styx in Hades. "Upon those roseate lips a Stygian hue"

Exact synonyms: Acheronian, Stygian
Similar to: Dark
Derivative terms: Acheron



Definition of Acherontic

1. a. Of or pertaining to Acheron; infernal; hence, dismal, gloomy; moribund.

Definition of Acherontic

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to Acheron; infernal; hence, dismal, gloomy; moribund. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acherontic

acheiropoieton
acheirous
achelate
acheless
achelike
achelor
achelors
achene
achenes
achenia
achenial
achenium
acheniums
acher
acheron
acherontic (current term)
achers
aches
acheth
achiasmatic
achier
achiest
achiev'd
achievabilities
achievability
achievable
achievance
achievances
achieve
achieved

Literary usage of Acherontic

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1. Harper's New Monthly Magazine by Henry Mills Alden (1884)
"... bluish-gray rocks bear all the evidences of their fierce origin, and the spent force of immemorial ages. Up this way there are acherontic pools whose ..."

2. The Works of Thomas Carlyle: (complete). by Thomas Carlyle (1897)
"... at length they lay him horizontally across two ropes ; — take to swinging him hither and thither, up and down, across the black acherontic Ditch, ..."

3. History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Called Frederick the Great: Called by Thomas Carlyle (1873)
"... up and down, across the black acherontic Ditch, which is frozen over, it being the dead of winter : one of the ropes, lower rope, breaks; Gundling comes ..."

4. History of Friedrich II, of Prussia: Called Frederick the Great by Thomas Carlyle (1900)
"... up and down, across the black acherontic ditch, which is frozen over, it being the dead of winter: one of the ropes, lower rope, breaks; Gundling comes ..."

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