/stij"ee euhn/, adj.
1. of or pertaining to the river Styx or to Hades.
2. dark or gloomy.
3. infernal; hellish.
Also, stygian (for defs. 2, 3).
[1560-70; < L Stygi(us) < Gk Stýgios (Styg-, s. of Stýx STYX + -ios adj. suffix) + -AN]

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