- misty; dim; dark.
Origin of caliginous
1540–50; < Latin cālīginōsus misty, equivalent to cālīgin- (stem of cālīgō) mist + -ōsus -ous
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Examples from the Web for caliginous
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Inside the caliginous lounge, there are lasers illuminating walls covered in graffiti, and staffers donning masquerade masks.Meet Skrillex, the Divisive, Grammy-Nominated DJ Who’s Changing Dance Music
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- archaic dark; dim
C16: from Latin cālīginōsus, from cālīgō darkness
Word Origin and History for caliginous
1540s, from Latin caliginosus "misty," from caliginem (nominative caligo) "mistiness, darkness, fog, gloom." Related: Caliginosity.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper