chthonic
[ tha-nik ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
1840-50; Greek from the root chthóni(os) (chthon- stem of chthṓn "earth" + -ios adj. suffix) + -an
Synonyms
  • infernal
  • hadean
  • malevolent
  • hellish
Antonyms
  • celestial
  • elysian
  • ethereal
  • heavenly
  • empyrean
Definition
of or relating to the deities, spirits, and other beings dwelling under the earth
Example
A) In Greek mythology, Hades is the chthonic god of the underworld. B) In the novel, the chthonic creatures of the underworld tormented the protagonist as she journeyed deeper.
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