Wednesday’s Word–Cimmerian


Today’s word is – “Cimmerian”

Cimmerian [Cim·me·ri·an ] verb. Pronounced “si-mir-ee-uhn

: very dark or gloomy

Origin – After Cimmerians, a mythical people described in Homer’s Odyssey, who lived in perpetual darkness at the entrance of Hades. The historical Cimmerians, who lived in Crimea, were unrelated. Earliest documented use: 1594.

Synonyms for Cimmerian – black, bleak, cheerless, chill, gloomy, cloudy, cold, comfortless, dark

Antonyms for Cimmerian – bright, cheerful, cheering, cheery, comforting, cordial, festive, friendly, gay, heartwarming, sunshiny

Example sentences from Merriam-Webster
<a wealthy recluse who lived in Cimmerian isolation in a decaying Victorian mansion>

Hope you had fun, see you next week with another word .

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