Definition of 'dark'
- absence of light or illumination
Antonyms: light lighting
- absence of moral or spiritual values; "the powers of darkness"
Synonyms: iniquity wickedness darkness
- an unilluminated area; "he moved off into the darkness"
Synonyms: darkness shadow
- the time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside
Synonyms: night nighttime
Antonyms: day daytime daylight
- an unenlightened state; "he was in the dark concerning their intentions"; "his lectures dispelled the darkness"
- 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"
- (used of color) having a dark hue; "dark green"; "dark glasses"; "dark colors like wine red or navy blue"
Antonyms: light light-colored
- brunet (used of hair or skin or eyes); "dark eyes"
- 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
- 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 depressing dingy disconsolate dismal dispiriting gloomy grim sorry drab drear dreary
- secret; "keep it dark"
- 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
- 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"
- 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"
- not giving performances; closed; "the theater is dark on Mondays"