Salutations, I am looking for a single word that alludes to a sky that is very hated and repulsed due to its utter deathliness.

for example: "God's angels swarmed into the "nihility-like sky (THE REQUESTED WORD)" and painted it with a heavenly hue of red"

Now, it is most imperative for this word not to have any connotation with "incarnadine" and that "hell-firey" atmosphere which dystopian skies so often are presented with, but rather a sky abhorred for just how "dead" and "oblivion-like" it is--so I guess it would be a more by melancholy, maddening just because of how lifeless it is.

Thank you with perpetual heaven-lit skies.

  • Umm... murky? Apr 21, 2020 at 8:53
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    @DecapitatedSoul not distinctly what I am considering--rather a word which could replace "heavens" or "skies" or "globe" but not something that has the connotation of "hell" since that is sulfurous and fiery, but rather a sky of complete "nihility" P.S. I adore your username--HA! Apr 21, 2020 at 9:05

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"Firmament" is a good one, and has a mythological feel which would appear to fit.

"Welkin" might also be a possibility, but it's more likely to be unfamiliar to the reader.

From "Dictionary.com" :

Firmament [ fur-muh-muh nt ] noun. the vault of heaven; sky.

Welkin [ wel-kin ] noun Chiefly Literary. the sky; the vault of heaven.

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    Could you say this, then: "We hollered at the clowder welkin, but it remained silent."?
    – Conrado
    Apr 21, 2020 at 12:09
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    @Conrado - I'd only do that if it was full of cats. If it was me, I'd have a besmirched firmament, but it's Vincent's call. Apr 21, 2020 at 12:27
  • @ItWasLikeThatWhenIGotHere I have concluded to go with "crumbling-firmament" Thank you most colossally for the word, it complements the poem. Apr 21, 2020 at 14:25
  • Please provide dictionary definitions and citations. Otherwise, the suggested words don't have any meaning within the context of the answer. Apr 21, 2020 at 18:52
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    No; this does not even connote 'a sky that is very hated and repulsed due to its utter deathliness. Apr 22, 2020 at 12:21

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