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dried or darkened as by heat.
burned; scorched.
Archaic. gloomy in appearance or mood.
Historical Examples

Go, ye Chimeras, with your magnetic vellum; sweet young Chimera, adust middle-aged one!
The French Revolution Thomas Carlyle

He was tired and adust with long riding; but he did not go home.
Romola George Eliot

adust, a-dust′, adj. burnt up or scorched; browned with the sun.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various

The Oxford scholar long ago, as described by Chaucer, was adust and thin.
The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 101, March, 1866 Various

Blondel took up the word, his eyes sparkling, his adust complexion heated and full of fire.
The Long Night Stanley Weyman

The Tragedian unbent by degrees; his adust countenance warmed into flesh and blood, and he grew facetious and festive.
Merrie England In The Olden Time, Vol. 2 (of 2) George Daniel

adjective (archaic)
dried up or darkened by heat; burnt or scorched
gloomy or melancholy


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