- subfuscous; dusky.
- dark and dull; dingy; drab: a subfusc mining town.
Origin of subfusc
1755–65; < Latin subfuscus subfuscous
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Examples from the Web for subfusc
- devoid of brightness or appeal; drab, dull, or dark
- (at Oxford University) formal academic dress
C18: from Latin subfuscus dusky, from fuscus dark
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Word Origin and History for subfusc
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