EpicentRx Word of the Week: Caliginous

Feb 19, 2024

“You dare to come to me for a heart, do you? You clinking, clanking, clattering collection of caliginous junk!” – Oz to the Tin Man from The Wizard of Oz.

Caliginous adjective


caliginosity, caliginousness noun

caliginously adverb


: misty, dim, dark, or gloomy

Example sentences:

“The sky was caliginous.

“The contours of the town were lost in caliginous night.”

“Scary movie scenes are often caliginous.

“Caliginous thoughts swirled through his insomniac brain.”

About the Word:

From the Latin caliginosus meaning misty