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Definitions of dark

  1. 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"
  2. secret; " keep it dark"; " the dark mysteries of Africa and the fabled wonders of the East"
  3. an unenlightened state; " he was in the dark concerning their intentions"; " his lectures dispelled the darkness"
  4. an unilluminated area; " he moved off into the darkness"
  5. absence of light or illumination
  6. absence of moral or spiritual values; " the powers of darkness"
  7. not giving performances; closed; " the theater is dark on Mondays"
  8. ( used of hair or skin or eyes) " dark eyes"
  9. devoid or partially devoid of light or brightness; shadowed or black or somber- colored; " sitting in a dark corner"; " a dark day"; " dark shadows"; " the theater is dark on Mondays"; " dark as the inside of a black cat"
  10. ( used of color) having a dark hue; " dark green"; " dark glasses"; " dark colors like wine red or navy blue"
  11. 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"
  12. 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
  13. brunet ( used of hair or skin or eyes); " dark eyes"
  14. Darkness.
  15. Destitute, or partially destitute, of light; not receiving, reflecting, or radiating light; wholly or partially black, or of some deep shade of color; not light- colored; as, a dark room; a dark day; dark cloth; dark paint; a dark complexion.
  16. Not clear to the understanding; not easily seen through; obscure; mysterious; hidden.
  17. Destitute of knowledge and culture; in moral or intellectual darkness; unrefined; ignorant.
  18. Evincing black or foul traits of character; vile; wicked; atrocious; as, a dark villain; a dark deed.
  19. Foreboding evil; gloomy; jealous; suspicious.
  20. Deprived of sight; blind.
  21. Absence of light; darkness; obscurity; a place where there is little or no light.
  22. The condition of ignorance; gloom; secrecy.
  23. A dark shade or dark passage in a painting, engraving, or the like; as, the light and darks are well contrasted.
  24. To darken to obscure.
  25. Without light; not reflecting light; wholly black or gray; of a brunette complexion; as, the Indian has a dark skin; gloomy; as, a dark mood; mysterious; as, a dark saying; ignorant; as, the mind of the savage is dark; dastardly.
  26. Absence of light; a place where there is little light; nightfall; often, un- derhand secrecy; as, to work in the dark; ignorance.
  27. Without light: black or somewhat black: gloomy: difficult to understand: unenlightened: secret.
  28. Absence of light: obscurity: a state of ignorance.
  29. DARKLY.
  30. Absence of light; obscurity.
  31. Wanting light; deep, colored; obscure.
  32. Lacking light; of a deep shade; obscure; gloomy; strocious.
  33. Lack of light; a place without light; a shadow.
  34. Destitute of light; wholly or partially black; gloomy; disheartening; obscure; not easily understood: mysterious; unenlightened; without spiritual light; wicked; blind; uncertain; not fair in complexion.
  35. The absence of light; secrecy; obscurity; a state of ignorance.
  36. Without light; obscure; gloomy; disheartening; ignorant; secret; concealed.

Usage examples for dark

  1. It is hardly dark yet. – Molly Bawn by Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
  2. It was dark, except for a light in Tom Delamere's room. – The Marrow of Tradition by Charles W. Chesnutt
  3. Things looked dark for it. – The Wrong Twin by Harry Leon Wilson
  4. It was dark, the other . – The Marquis of Lossie by George MacDonald
  5. " How are we to get home after it is dark? – The Vicar of Wrexhill by Mrs [Frances] Trollope
  6. The room is getting dark. – The Love Affairs of Great Musicians, Volume 2 by Rupert Hughes
  7. He liked to be able to find his way around in the dark. – The Breaking Point by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  8. She sat on in the dark, thinking over every word, every look. – Lady Rose's Daughter by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  9. No, sir, not dark at all. – The Lilac Girl by Ralph Henry Barbour
  10. " I'm just as much in the dark, there, as you are. – The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson
  11. The room at first seemed to her dark. – Marcella by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  12. Into a dark corner where no one will see us. – Jill's Red Bag by Amy Le Feuvre
  13. How should I in this dark night?" – The Man-Wolf and Other Tales by Emile Erckmann and Alexandre Chatrian
  14. The road, this night, is dark. – The La Chance Mine Mystery by Susan Carleton Jones
  15. It was so dark that I could see nothing. – The White Chief of the Caffres by A.W. Drayson
  16. What a pity it's too dark to begin again! – The Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton
  17. Muriel raised her fine dark brows. – Running Sands by Reginald Wright Kauffman
  18. I'll stay on until it's too dark to see, and come round again first thing in the morning. – A Prairie Courtship by Harold Bindloss
  19. Some one may fall over it in the dark. – Under Padlock and Seal by Charles Harold Avery
  20. But one dark night he died. – White Queen of the Cannibals: The Story of Mary Slessor by A. J. Bueltmann
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