Definition of stygian:
obscured, menacing, black, hellish, alarming, dimmed, scary, awesome, pitch-dark, murky, darkish, infernal, dismal, tenebrous, dusky, caliginous, pitchy, pitch-black, obscure, darkened, gloomy, darkling, darksome, dreary, acheronian, somber, dim, chilling, dusk, Acherontic, ghastly, intimidating, dark, eerie, unlit, lightless, rayless, frightening, spooky, tenebrific.
- "The Note-Books of Samuel Butler", Samuel Butler.
Her hand has chased From smiling cheeks the rosy bloom of life; And with sinister hand from dying youth Has shorn the fatal lock: and holding oft In foul embraces some departed friend Severed the head, and through the ghastly lips, Held by her own apart, some impious tale Dark with mysterious horror hath conveyed Down to the Stygian shades.- "Pharsalia; Dramatic Episodes of the Civil Wars", Lucan.
But presently, a strong hand will take yours in his and lead you through the Stygian darkness till your eyes become habituated to the gloom, when you will become aware of two tracks stretching away in the channel which has been hollowed out of the coal.- "Seeds of Pine", Janey Canuck.