Tuskiest vs Duskiest - What's the difference?

tuskiest | duskiest |


As adjectives the difference between tuskiest and duskiest

is that tuskiest is (tusky) while duskiest is (dusky).

tuskiest

English

Adjective

(head)
  • (tusky)

  • tusky

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • (Yorkshire dialect) The sticks produced by the vegetable rhubarb
  • *1981: Tony Harrison, The Rhubarbarians II'' in collection ''Continuous: 50 sonnets from 'The School of Eloquence' . Rex Collings, London (1981)
  • ... mi little stick of Leeds grown tusky draws /galas of rhubarb from the MET-set palms.

    Adjective

    (er)
  • Having tusks, especially prominent tusks.
  • *1697: John Dryden, The Aeneid translated from Virgil (Book I, line 448)
  • ... And at full cry pursued the tusky boar.

    duskiest

    English

    Adjective

    (head)
  • (dusky)

  • dusky

    English

    Adjective

    (er)
  • Dimly lit, as at dusk (evening).
  • I like it when it is dusky , just before the street lights come on.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1907, author=
  • , title=The Dust of Conflict , chapter=1 citation , passage=A beech wood with silver firs in it rolled down the face of the hill, and the maze of leafless twigs and dusky spires cut sharp against the soft blueness of the evening sky.}}
  • A shade of color that is rather dark.
  • The dusky rose was of a muted color, not clashing with any of the other colors.
  • (dated) dark-skinned
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  • :* In the raw attempt to apply the perfected institutions of Anglo-Saxon civilization to the descendants of the dusky races which inhabited Mexico before the discovery of America by Columbus, the Mexican statesmen of 1824 put the principles of democratic government to a terrible ordeal.
  • ashen, greyish skin coloration
  • This man in shock has a silver colored dusky skin tone.

    Noun

    (duskies)
  • A dusky shark.
  • A dusky dolphin.