nigritude

[ nig-ri-tood, -tyood, nahy-gri- ]
/ ˈnɪg rɪˌtud, -ˌtyud, ˈnaɪ grɪ- /

noun

complete darkness or blackness.

Nearby words

  1. nigiri-zushi,
  2. nigra,
  3. nigrescent,
  4. nigrify,
  5. nigrities,
  6. nigrosin,
  7. nigrosine,
  8. nigrostriatal,
  9. nih,
  10. nihe

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

/ (ˈnɪɡrɪˌtjuːd) /

noun

rare blackness; darkness

Word Origin for nigritude

C17: from Latin nigritūdō, from niger black

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