HyperDic: dark

English > 15 senses of the word dark:
ADJECTIVEalldarkdevoid of or deficient in light or brightness
alldark(used of color) having a dark hue
alldarkbrunet (used of hair or skin or eyes)
alldark, black, sinisterstemming from evil characteristics / characteristics or forces
alldarksecret
alldark, dour, glowering, glum, moody, morose, saturnine, sour, sullenshowing a brooding ill humor
alldark, benightedlacking enlightenment or knowledge or culture
alldark, obscuremarked by difficulty of style or expression
alldark, blue, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, gloomy, grim, sorry, drab, drear, drearycausing dejection
alldarknot giving performances
NOUNstatedark, darknessabsence of light or illumination
statedark, wickedness, darknessabsence of moral or spiritual values
locationdark, darkness, shadowan unilluminated area
timedark, night, nighttimethe time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside
cognitiondark, darknessan unenlightened state
dark > pronunciation
Soundsdaa'rk
Rhymesaardvark ... watermark: 41 rhymes with aark...
English > dark: 15 senses > adjective 1
MeaningDevoid of or deficient in light or brightness; shadowed or black.
Examples
  • "sitting in a dark corner"
  • "a dark day"
  • "dark shadows"
  • "dark as the inside of a black cat"
Attribute oflight, lightnessThe visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures / pictures
NarrowerAcheronian, Acherontic, Stygiandark and dismal as of the rivers ... / rivers Acheron and Styx in Hades
Cimmerianintensely dark and gloomy as with perpetual darkness
aphoticlacking light
black, pitch-black, pitch-darkExtremely dark
caliginousdark and misty and gloomy
crepuscularlike twilight
darkenedBecome or made dark by lack of light
darkeningBecoming dark or darker as from waning light or clouding ... / clouding over
darkling(poetic) occurring in the dark / dark or night
darklinguncannily or threateningly dark or obscure
dim, subduedlacking in light
dusky, twilight, twilitlighted by or as if by twilight
glooming, gloomy, gloomful, sulkydepressingly dark
lightless, unilluminated, unlighted, unlitWithout illumination
semidarkpartially devoid of light or brightness
tenebrous, tenebrific, tenebriousdark and gloomy
OppositelightCharacterized by or emitting light
Spanishobscuro, oscuro
Catalanfosc, obscur
Nounsdarkabsence of light or illumination
darkness, darkan unilluminated area
Adverbsdarklywithout light
English > dark: 15 senses > adjective 2
Meaning(used of color) having a dark hue.
Examples
  • "dark green"
  • "dark glasses"
  • "dark colors like wine red or navy blue"
Attribute ofvaluerelative darkness or lightness of a color
Narrowerdarkishslightly dark
See alsoblackOf the achromatic color of maximum darkness
Oppositelight, light-colored(used of color) having a relatively small amount of coloring agent
Spanishoscuro
Catalanfosc, obscur
Nounsdarknesshaving a dark or somber color / color
English > dark: 15 senses > adjective 3
Meaningbrunet (used of hair or skin or eyes).
Example"dark eyes"
Broaderbrunet, brunettemarked by dark or relatively dark pigmentation of hair or skin or eyes
Spanishoscuro
Catalanfosc, obscur
Nounsdarknesshaving a dark or somber color / color
English > dark: 15 senses > adjective 4
Meaningstemming from evil characteristics / characteristics or forces; wicked or dishonorable.
Examples
  • "Darth Vader of the dark side"
  • "a dark purpose"
  • "dark undercurrents of ethnic hostility"
Synonymsblack, sinister
Broaderevilmorally bad or wrong
Spanishcorrupto, negro, obscuro, oscuro, perverso, siniestro
Catalannegre, obscur
Nounsdarkness, darkabsence of moral or spiritual values
English > dark: 15 senses > adjective 5
MeaningSecret.
Example"keep it dark"
Broaderconcealedhidden on any grounds for any motive
Nounsdarknessan unenlightened state
English > dark: 15 senses > adjective 6
Meaningshowing a brooding ill humor.
Example"a dark scowl"
Synonymsdour, glowering, glum, moody, morose, saturnine, sour, sullen
Broaderill-naturedHaving an irritable and unpleasant disposition
Spanishadusto, agrio, austero, desabrido, hosco, lúgubre, malhumorado, retraïdo, saturnino, sombrío, taciturno
Catalanadust, agre, auster, esquerp, lúgubre, retret, sorrut, taciturn
Adverbsdarklyin a dark glowering menacing manner
English > dark: 15 senses > adjective 7
Meaninglacking enlightenment or knowledge or culture.
Examples
  • "the dark ages"
  • "a dark age in the history of education"
Synonymbenighted
Broaderunenlightenednot enlightened
Spanishbárbaro, ignorante
Nounsdark, darknessan unenlightened state
English > dark: 15 senses > adjective 8
Meaningmarked by difficulty of style or expression.
Example"much that was dark is now quite clear to me"
Synonymobscure
Broaderincomprehensible, uncomprehensibleDifficult to understand
Spanishobscuro
Nounsdarknessan unenlightened state
English > dark: 15 senses > adjective 9
MeaningCausing dejection.
Examples
  • "the dark days of the war"
  • "a dark gloomy day"
Synonymsblue, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, gloomy, grim, sorry, drab, drear, dreary
Broaderdepressing, cheerless, uncheerfulCausing sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy
Spanishdeprimente, desalentador, desconsolado, macabro, negro, oscuro, triste
Catalandepriment, desconsolat, descoratjador, macabre, negre, obscur, trist
English > dark: 15 senses > adjective 10
Meaningnot giving performances; closed.
Example"the theater is dark on Mondays"
Broaderinactivelacking activity
English > dark: 15 senses > noun 1, state
Meaningabsence of light or illumination.
Synonymdarkness
Narrowerblackout, brownout, dimoutdarkness resulting from the extinction of lights (as in a city invisible to enemy / enemy aircraft)
nightdarkness
semidarknesspartial darkness
total darkness, lightlessness, blackness, pitch blackness, blackTotal absence of light
BroaderilluminationThe degree of visibility of your environment
Oppositelight, lightingHaving abundant light or illumination
Spanishnegrura, oscuridad
Catalanfosca, foscor, obscuritat
Adjectivesdarkdevoid of or deficient in light or brightness
English > dark: 15 senses > noun 2, state
Meaningabsence of moral or spiritual values.
Example"the powers of darkness"
Synonymswickedness, darkness
Narrowerfoulnessdisgusting wickedness and immorality
Broadercondition, statusA state at a particular time
Spanishiniquidad, maldad
Catalaniniquitat, malvestat
Adjectivesdarkstemming from evil characteristics / characteristics or forces
English > dark: 15 senses > noun 3, location
MeaningAn unilluminated area.
Example"he moved off into the darkness"
Synonymsdarkness, shadow
BroadersceneThe place where some action occurs
Spanishoscuridad, sombra
Catalanfosca, foscor, obscuritat
Adjectivesdarkdevoid of or deficient in light or brightness
English > dark: 15 senses > noun 4, time
MeaningThe time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside.
Synonymsnight, nighttime
Part ofday, twenty-four hours, twenty-four hour period, 24-hour interval, solar day, mean solar dayTime for Earth to make a complete rotation on its axis
PartseveningThe early part of night (from dinner until bedtime) spent in a special way
late-night hourThe latter part of night
lights-outA prescribed bedtime
midnight12 o'clock at night
small hoursThe hours just after midnight
Narrowerwedding nightThe night after the wedding when bride and groom sleep together
weeknightAny night of the week except Saturday or Sunday
Broadertime period, period of time, periodAn amount of time
Oppositeday, daytime, daylightThe time after sunrise and before sunset while it is light outside
Spanishnoche, tarde
Catalannit
English > dark: 15 senses > noun 5, cognition
MeaningAn unenlightened state.
Examples
  • "he was in the dark concerning their intentions"
  • "his lectures dispelled the darkness"
Synonymdarkness
BroaderunenlightenmentA lack of understanding
Spanishignorancia, oscuridad
Catalanfosca, foscor, ignorància, obscuritat
Adjectivesdarklacking enlightenment or knowledge or culture

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