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nigritude

[nig-ri-tood, -tyood, nahy-gri-]
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noun
  1. complete darkness or blackness.
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Origin of nigritude

1645–55; < Latin nigritūdō blackness, black color, equivalent to nigr- (stem of niger) black + -i- -i- + -tūdō -tude
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British Dictionary definitions for nigritude

nigritude

noun
  1. rare blackness; darkness
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Word Origin

C17: from Latin nigritūdō, from niger black
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