Meaning of DARK in English


n. 25B6; adjective

a dark night : BLACK, pitch-black, jet-black, inky; unlit, unilluminated; starless, moonless; dingy, gloomy, dusky, shadowy, shady; poetic/literary Stygian.

a dark secret : MYSTERIOUS, secret, hidden, concealed, veiled, covert, clandestine; enigmatic, arcane, esoteric, obscure, abstruse, impenetrable, incomprehensible, cryptic.

dark hair : BRUNETTE, dark brown, chestnut, sable, jet-black, ebony.

dark skin : SWARTHY, dusky, olive, black, ebony; tanned, bronzed.

dark days : TRAGIC, disastrous, calamitous, catastrophic, cataclysmic; dire, awful, terrible, dreadful, horrible, horrendous, atrocious, nightmarish, harrowing; wretched, woeful.

dark thoughts : GLOOMY, dismal, pessimistic, negative, downbeat, bleak, grim, fatalistic, black, sombre; despairing, despondent, hopeless, cheerless, melancholy, glum, grave, morose, mournful, doleful.

a dark look : MOODY, brooding, sullen, dour, scowling, glowering, angry, forbidding, threatening, ominous.

dark deeds : EVIL, wicked, sinful, immoral, bad, iniquitous, ungodly, unholy, base; vile, unspeakable, foul, monstrous, shocking, atrocious, abominable, hateful, despicable, odious, horrible, heinous, execrable, diabolical, fiendish, murderous, barbarous, black; sordid, degenerate, depraved; dishonourable, dishonest, unscrupulous; informal low-down, dirty, crooked, shady.

bright, blonde, pale, happy, good.

25B6; noun

he's afraid of the dark : DARKNESS, blackness, gloom, murkiness, shadow, shade; dusk, twilight, gloaming.

she went out after dark : NIGHT, night-time, darkness; nightfall, evening, twilight, sunset.

light, day.

25A0; in the dark (informal) UNAWARE, ignorant, oblivious, uninformed, unenlightened, unacquainted, unconversant.

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