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Adjective: dark (darker,darkest)  daa(r)k
  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"
     
  2. (used of colour) having a dark hue
    "dark green"; "dark glasses"; "dark colours like wine red or navy blue"
     
  3. Brunet (used of hair, skin or eyes)
    "dark eyes"
     
  4. Stemming from evil characteristics or forces; wicked or dishonourable
    "Darth Vader of the dark side"; "a dark purpose"; "dark undercurrents of ethnic hostility";
    - black, sinister
     
  5. Secret
    "keep it dark"
     
  6. Showing a brooding ill humour
    "a dark scowl";
    - dour, glowering, glum, moody, morose, saturnine, sour, sullen
     
  7. Lacking enlightenment, knowledge or culture
    "the dark ages"; "a dark age in the history of education";
    - benighted
     
  8. Marked by difficulty of style or expression
    "much that was dark is now quite clear to me";
    - obscure
     
  9. Causing dejection
    "the dark days of the war"; "a dark gloomy day";
    - blue, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, gloomy, grim, sorry, drab, drear, dreary
     
  10. Having skin rich in melanin pigments
    "dark-skinned peoples";
    - colored [US], coloured [Brit, Cdn], dark-skinned, non-white
     
  11. Not giving performances; closed
    "the theatre is dark on Mondays"
Noun: dark  daa(r)k
  1. Absence of light or illumination
    - darkness
     
  2. Absence of moral or spiritual values
    "the powers of dark";
    - iniquity, wickedness, darkness
     
  3. An unilluminated area
    "he moved off into the dark";
    - darkness, shadow
     
  4. The time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside
    - night, nighttime
     
  5. An unenlightened state
    "he was in the dark concerning their intentions";
    - darkness

Derived forms: darks, darker, darkest

See also: Acheronian, Acherontic, aphotic, black, brunet [US], brunette, caliginous, cheerless, Cimmerian, concealed, crepuscular, darkened, darkening, darkish, darkling, depressing, dim, dusky, evil, gloomful [archaic], glooming [archaic], gloomy, ill-natured, inactive, incomprehensible, light, lightless, lightness, pitch-black, pitch-dark, semidark, Stygian, subdued, sulky, tenebrific, tenebrious, tenebrous, twilight, twilit, uncheerful, uncomprehensible, unenlightened, unilluminated, unlighted, unlit, value

Type of: condition, illumination, period, period of time, scene, status, time period, unenlightenment

Antonym: light

Part of: 24-hour interval, day, mean solar day, solar day, twenty-four hour period, twenty-four hours

Encyclopedia: Dark