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Meaning & Definition of Dark in English

English

Dark

/dɑrk/

noun

1. Absence of light or illumination

    synonym:
  • dark
  • ,
  • darkness

2. Absence of moral or spiritual values

  • "The powers of darkness"
    synonym:
  • iniquity
  • ,
  • wickedness
  • ,
  • darkness
  • ,
  • dark

3. An unilluminated area

  • "He moved off into the darkness"
    synonym:
  • darkness
  • ,
  • dark
  • ,
  • shadow

4. The time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside

    synonym:
  • night
  • ,
  • nighttime
  • ,
  • dark

5. An unenlightened state

  • "He was in the dark concerning their intentions"
  • "His lectures dispelled the darkness"
    synonym:
  • dark
  • ,
  • darkness

adjective

1. Devoid of or deficient in light or brightness

  • Shadowed or black
  • "Sitting in a dark corner"
  • "A dark day"
  • "Dark shadows"
  • "Dark as the inside of a black cat"
    synonym:
  • dark

2. (used of color) having a dark hue

  • "Dark green"
  • "Dark glasses"
  • "Dark colors like wine red or navy blue"
    synonym:
  • dark

3. Brunet (used of hair or skin or eyes)

  • "Dark eyes"
    synonym:
  • dark

4. Stemming from evil characteristics or forces

  • Wicked or dishonorable
  • "Black deeds"
  • "A black lie"
  • "His black heart has concocted yet another black deed"
  • "Darth vader of the dark side"
  • "A dark purpose"
  • "Dark undercurrents of ethnic hostility"
  • "The scheme of some sinister intelligence bent on punishing him"-thomas hardy
    synonym:
  • black
  • ,
  • dark
  • ,
  • sinister

5. Secret

  • "Keep it dark"
    synonym:
  • dark

6. Showing a brooding ill humor

  • "A dark scowl"
  • "The proverbially dour new england puritan"
  • "A glum, hopeless shrug"
  • "He sat in moody silence"
  • "A morose and unsociable manner"
  • "A saturnine, almost misanthropic young genius"- bruce bliven
  • "A sour temper"
  • "A sullen crowd"
    synonym:
  • dark
  • ,
  • dour
  • ,
  • glowering
  • ,
  • glum
  • ,
  • moody
  • ,
  • morose
  • ,
  • saturnine
  • ,
  • sour
  • ,
  • sullen

7. Lacking enlightenment or knowledge or culture

  • "This benighted country"
  • "Benighted ages of barbarism and superstition"
  • "The dark ages"
  • "A dark age in the history of education"
    synonym:
  • benighted
  • ,
  • dark

8. Marked by difficulty of style or expression

  • "Much that was dark is now quite clear to me"
  • "Those who do not appreciate kafka's work say his style is obscure"
    synonym:
  • dark
  • ,
  • obscure

9. Causing dejection

  • "A blue day"
  • "The dark days of the war"
  • "A week of rainy depressing weather"
  • "A disconsolate winter landscape"
  • "The first dismal dispiriting days of november"
  • "A dark gloomy day"
  • "Grim rainy weather"
    synonym:
  • blue
  • ,
  • dark
  • ,
  • dingy
  • ,
  • disconsolate
  • ,
  • dismal
  • ,
  • gloomy
  • ,
  • grim
  • ,
  • sorry
  • ,
  • drab
  • ,
  • drear
  • ,
  • dreary

10. Having skin rich in melanin pigments

  • "National association for the advancement of colored people"
  • "Dark-skinned peoples"
    synonym:
  • colored
  • ,
  • coloured
  • ,
  • dark
  • ,
  • dark-skinned
  • ,
  • non-white

11. Not giving performances

  • Closed
  • "The theater is dark on mondays"
    synonym:
  • dark

Examples of using

The night is dark.
It was dark in the forest.
The dark clouds and swirling wind indicated that a storm was imminent.