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nigritude

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

complete darkness or blackness.

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Origin of nigritude

First recorded in 1645–55; from Latin nigritūdō “blackness, black color,” equivalent to nigr- (stem of niger ) “black” + -i- connecting vowel + -tūdō noun suffix; see -i-, -tude
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British Dictionary definitions for nigritude

nigritude
/ (ˈnɪɡrɪˌtjuːd) /

noun

rare blackness; darkness
C17: from Latin nigritūdō, from niger black
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