subfuscous

[ suhb-fuhs-kuh s ]
/ sʌbˈfʌs kəs /

adjective

slightly dark, dusky, or somber.

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decorum

Origin of subfuscous

1750–60; < Latin subfuscus, equivalent to sub- sub- + fuscus fuscous
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