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Adjective dark has 11 senses
- dark - 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"
Antonyms: light, ablaze, inflamed, reddened, bioluminescent, bright, candescent, floodlit, floodlighted, fluorescent, illuminated, lighted, lit, well-lighted, illuminating, incandescent, candent, lamplit, lighting-up, livid, phosphorescent, sunlit, sunstruck, white, luminescent
- dark - (used of color) having a dark hue; "dark green"; "dark glasses"; "dark colors like wine red or navy blue"
Antonyms: light, light-colored, pale, pastel, powdery, palish
- dark - brunet (used of hair or skin or eyes); "dark eyes"
Antonyms: blond, blonde, light-haired (indirect, via brunet)
- black, dark, sinister - 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
Antonym: good (indirect, via evil)
- blue, dark, depressing, disconsolate, dismal, dispiriting, gloomy, grim - 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"
Antonym: cheerful (indirect, via cheerless)
- dark - secret; "keep it dark"; "the dark mysteries of Africa and the fabled wonders of the East"
Antonym: unconcealed (indirect, via concealed)
- dark, dour, glowering, glum, moody, morose, saturnine, sour, sullen - 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"
Antonym: good-natured (indirect, via ill-natured)
- benighted, dark - 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"
Antonym: enlightened (indirect, via unenlightened)
- dark, obscure - 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"
Antonyms: comprehensible, comprehendible (indirect, via incomprehensible)
- colored, coloured, dark, dark-skinned - having skin rich in melanin pigments; "National Association for the Advancement of Colored People"; "the dark races"; "dark-skinned peoples"
Antonyms: white, caucasian (indirect, via black)
- dark - not giving performances; closed; "the theater is dark on Mondays"
Antonym: active (indirect, via inactive)
Noun dark has 5 senses
- dark, darkness - absence of light or illumination
--1 is a kind of illumination
Antonyms: light, lighting
--1 has particulars:
- iniquity, wickedness, darkness, dark - absence of moral or spiritual values; "the powers of darkness"
--2 is a kind of condition, status
- darkness, dark, shadow - an unilluminated area; "he moved off into the darkness"
--3 is a kind of scene
- night, nighttime, dark - the time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside
--4 is a kind of time period, period of time, period
--4 is a part of day, twenty-four hours, solar day, mean solar day
--4 has parts:
--4 has particulars: weeknight; wedding night
- dark, darkness - an unenlightened state; "he was in the dark concerning their intentions"; "his lectures dispelled the darkness"
--5 is a kind of unenlightenment