- subfuscous; dusky.
- dark and dull; dingy; drab: a subfusc mining town.
Origin of subfusc
1755–65; < Latin subfuscus subfuscous
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Related Words for subfuscflat, subdued, dim, muddy, somber, hazy, dark, lifeless, dismal, cloudy, cold, soft, obscure, muted, blind, plain, overcast, muffled, black, low
Examples from the Web for subfusc
Historical Examples of subfusc
- devoid of brightness or appeal; drab, dull, or dark
- (at Oxford University) formal academic dress
Word Origin for subfusc
C18: from Latin subfuscus dusky, from fuscus dark
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