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  1. [noun] absence of light or illumination
    Synonyms: ness

  2. [noun] absence of moral or spiritual values; "the powers of darkness"
    Synonyms: iniquity, wickedness, ness

  3. [noun] an unilluminated area; "he moved off into the darkness"
    Synonyms: ness, shadow

  4. [noun] the time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside
    Synonyms: night, nighttime

  5. [noun] an unenlightened state; "he was in the dark concerning their intentions"; "his lectures dispelled the darkness"
    Synonyms: ness

  6. [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"

  7. [adjective] (used of color) having a dark hue; "dark green"; "dark glasses"; "dark colors like wine red or navy blue"

  8. [adjective] brunet (used of hair or skin or eyes); "dark eyes"

  9. [adjective] 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

  10. [adjective] 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, disconsolate, dismal, dispiriting, gloomy, grim

  11. [adjective] secret; "keep it dark"; "the dark mysteries of Africa and the fabled wonders of the East"

  12. [adjective] 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

  13. [adjective] 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"
    Synonyms: benighted

  14. [adjective] 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"
    Synonyms: obscure

  15. [adjective] having skin rich in melanin pigments; "National Association for the Advancement of Colored People"; "the dark races"; "dark-skinned peoples"
    Synonyms: colored, coloured, -skinned

  16. [adjective] not giving performances; closed; "the theater is dark on Mondays"


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