EpicentRx Word of the Week: Fuliginous

Feb 12, 2024

“Hopefully this definition of fuliginous ‘soots’ you.”

Fuliginous adjective


fuliginously adverb


: begrimed, sooty, smoky, dark, dusky, or covert or cryptic either literally or figuratively

Example sentences:

“The smoggy, fuliginous air hung over the city like a pall.”

“The tyrant’s eyes were as dark and fuliginous as his soul.”

“Santa was covered in soot after having climbed down the fuliginous chimney.”

“Simple, straightforward language is better than fuliginous prose.”

About the Word:

From “fuligo,” the Latin word for “soot.”