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dark meaning and definition

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DARK noun

Definition of dark (noun)

  1. absence of light or illumination
  2. absence of moral or spiritual values
  3. an unilluminated area
  4. the time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside
  5. an unenlightened state
    • "he was in the dark concerning their intentions"; "his lectures dispelled the darkness"
    • synonyms: darkness

DARK adjective

Definition of dark (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"
    • antonym: light
  2. (used of color) having a dark hue
    • "dark green"; "dark glasses"; "dark colors like wine red or navy blue"
    • antonym: light
  3. brunet (used of hair or skin or eyes)
    • "dark eyes"
  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
    • synonyms: black, sinister
  5. secret
    • "keep it 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"
    • synonyms: 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"
    • synonyms: benighted
  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"
    • synonyms: 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"
    • synonyms: blue, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, drab, drear, dreary, gloomy, grim, sorry
  10. having skin rich in melanin pigments
  11. not giving performances; closed
    • "the theater is dark on Mondays"
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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