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'dark' - used as an adjective
Synonyms for 'dark'
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
2. (used of color) having a dark hue
dark green
dark glasses
dark colors like wine red or navy blue
3. brunet (used of hair or skin or eyes)
dark eyes
4. stemming from evil characteristics or forces; wicked or dishonorable
Darth Vader of the dark side
a dark purpose
dark undercurrents of ethnic hostility
5. causing dejection
the dark days of the war
a dark gloomy day
6. secret
keep it dark
7. showing a brooding ill humor
a dark scowl
8. lacking enlightenment or knowledge or culture
the dark ages
a dark age in the history of education
9. marked by difficulty of style or expression
much that was dark is now quite clear to me
10. having skin rich in melanin pigments
the dark races
dark-skinned peoples
11. not giving performances; closed
the theater is dark on Mondays

'dark' - used as a noun
12. absence of light or illumination
13. absence of moral or spiritual values
14. an unilluminated area
15. the time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside
16. an unenlightened state
he was in the dark concerning their intentions

derived forms
1. Dark / Plural
2. Dark / Comparitive
3. Dark / Superlative
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  • light
    Who Said that ?
    The artist one day falls through a hole in the brambles, and from that moment he is following the dark rapids of an underground river which may sometimes flow so near to the surface that the laughing picnic parties are heard above. - Click here to find out.
    Fact of the day
    Thomas Edison, the inventor of the light bulb was afraid of the dark.