1. [ adjective ] 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"

Related terms: light dim dusky glooming black darkening tenebrous caliginous darkling aphotic darkling Cimmerian Acheronian lightless darkened light-tight crepuscular light
2. [ adjective ] (used of color) having a dark hue

"dark green" "dark glasses" "dark colors like wine red or navy blue"

Related terms: light darkish black value
3. [ adjective ] brunet (used of hair or skin or eyes)

"dark eyes"

Related terms: brunet
4. [ noun ] absence of light or illumination
Synonyms: darkness
Related terms: light illumination total_darkness blackout night semidarkness
5. [ adjective ] causing dejection
Synonyms: depressing grim disconsolate dispiriting dismal gloomy blue

"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"

Related terms: cheerless
6. [ noun ] absence of moral or spiritual values
Synonyms: darkness wickedness iniquity

"the powers of darkness"

Related terms: condition condition
7. [ adjective ] stemming from evil characteristics or forces; wicked or dishonorable
Synonyms: black sinister

"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"

Related terms: evil
8. [ noun ] an unilluminated area
Synonyms: shadow darkness

"he moved off into the darkness"

Related terms: scene shadow
9. [ noun ] the time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside
Synonyms: night nighttime
Related terms: day time_period wedding_night weeknight day midnight lights-out late-night_hour small_hours evening
10. [ noun ] an unenlightened state
Synonyms: darkness

"he was in the dark concerning their intentions" "his lectures dispelled the darkness"

Related terms: unenlightenment
11. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 9044
12. [ adjective ] secret

"keep it dark" "the dark mysteries of Africa and the fabled wonders of the East"

Related terms: concealed
13. [ adjective ] lacking enlightenment or knowledge or culture
Synonyms: benighted

"this benighted country" "benighted ages of barbarism and superstition" "the dark ages" "a dark age in the history of education"

Related terms: unenlightened
14. [ adjective ] marked by difficulty of style or expression
Synonyms: obscure

"much that was dark is now quite clear to me" "those who do not appreciate Kafka's work say his style is obscure"

Related terms: incomprehensible
15. [ adjective ] showing a brooding ill humor
Synonyms: sullen morose glowering moody saturnine sour glum dour

"a dark scowl" "the proverbially dour New England Puritan" "a glum, hopeless shrug" "in moody silence" "a morose and unsociable manner" "a saturnine, almost misanthropic young genius"- Bruce Bliven "a sour temper"

Related terms: ill-natured
16. [ adjective ] (color) having skin rich in melanin pigments
Synonyms: colored dark-skinned coloured

"National Association for the Advancement of Colored People" "the dark races" "dark-skinned peoples"

Related terms: black
17. [ adjective ] not giving performances; closed

"the theater is dark on Mondays"

Related terms: inactive
Similar spelling:   darky