Definition of Duskiness

1. Noun. The state of being poorly illuminated.

Exact synonyms: Dimness
Generic synonyms: Semidarkness
Derivative terms: Dim, Dusky



2. Noun. A swarthy complexion.
Exact synonyms: Darkness, Swarthiness
Generic synonyms: Complexion, Skin Color, Skin Colour
Derivative terms: Dark, Dusky, Swarthy

Definition of Duskiness

1. n. The state of being dusky.

Definition of Duskiness

1. Noun. The quality of being dusky ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Duskiness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Duskiness

dushed
dushes
dushing
dusk
dusked
dusken
duskened
duskening
duskens
dusker
duskest
duskier
duskies
duskiest
duskily
duskiness (current term)
duskinesses
dusking
duskish
dusklight
duskly
duskness
dusks
dusktime
dusky
dusky-footed woodrat
dusky salamander
dusky shark
dusmatovite
dussertite

Literary usage of Duskiness

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1. Pharmacology and therapeutics, or, Medicine past and present by Thomas Lauder Brunton (1880)
"... by Pathology—Meaning of Pathology—Example—Explanation of Symptoms in Mitral Disease—Of duskiness—Remedy for ..."

2. Passages from the English Note-books of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1880)
"Nicholas, rising upward, with dim outline, into the duskiness ; while midway of its height the dial-plates of an illuminated clock blazed out, ..."

3. The History, Diagnosis, and Treatment of the Fevers of the United States by Elisha Bartlett (1852)
"In the worst cases, the duskiness increases in the progress of the disease, ... So very characteristic is this cutaneous duskiness, that I think I could ..."

4. The Diagnostics of internal medicine: A Clinical Treatise Upon the by Glentworth Reeve Butler (1909)
"duskiness.—A darkening or duskiness of the lids and under the eyes is seen in some women during menstruation and early in pregnancy, also in menorrhagia and ..."

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