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subfusc the formal clothing worn for examinations and formal occasions at some universities; in poetic and literary use, subfusc as an adjective means ‘dull, gloomy’. The term, recorded from the early 18th century, comes from Latin subfuscus, from sub- ‘somewhat’ + fuscus ‘dark brown’.

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subfusc

sub·fusc / səbˈfəsk/ • adj. poetic/lit. dull; gloomy: the light was subfusc and aqueous.

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subfusc

subfusc of dusky or sombre hue. XVIII. — L. sub-fuscus, var. of suffuscus, f. SUB- + fuscus dark.

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subfusc

subfuscBasque, Monégasque •ask, bask, cask, flask, Krasnoyarsk, mask, masque, task •facemask •arabesque, burlesque, Dantesque, desk, grotesque, humoresque, Junoesque, Kafkaesque, Moresque, picaresque, picturesque, plateresque, Pythonesque, Romanesque, sculpturesque, statuesque •bisque, brisk, disc, disk, fisc, frisk, risk, whisk •laserdisc • obelisk • basilisk •odalisque • tamarisk • asterisk •mosque, Tosk •kiosk • Nynorsk • brusque •busk, dusk, husk, musk, rusk, tusk •subfusc • Novosibirsk •mollusc (US mollusk) • damask •Vitebsk •Aleksandrovsk, Sverdlovsk •Khabarovsk • Komsomolsk •Omsk, Tomsk •Gdansk, Murmansk, Saransk •Smolensk •Chelyabinsk, MinskDonetsk, Novokuznetsk •Irkutsk, Yakutsk

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