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  Definition of dark
  1. an unenlightened state; "he was in the dark concerning their intentions"; "his lectures dispelled the darkness"
  2. an unilluminated area; "he moved off into the darkness"
  3. absence of light or illumination
  4. absence of moral or spiritual values; "the powers of darkness"
  5. the time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside
  6. not giving performances; closed; "the theater is dark on Mondays"
  7. having skin rich in melanin pigments; "National Association for the Advancement of Colored People"; "the dark races"; "dark-skinned peoples"
  8. brunet (used of hair or skin or eyes); "dark eyes"
  9. 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"
  10. 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"
  11. (used of color) having a dark hue; "dark green"; "dark glasses"; "dark colors like wine red or navy blue"
  12. 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"
  13. 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"
  14. 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 sc
  15. 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
  16. secret; "keep it dark"; "the dark mysteries of Africa and the fabled wonders of the East"
Similar Words: darkness, shadow, iniquity, wickedness, night, nighttime, colored, coloured, dark-skinned, blue, depressing, disconsolate, dismal, dispiriting, gloomy, grim, obscure, benighted, black, sinister, dour, glowering, glum, moody, morose, saturnine, sour, sullen

 

See Also: black, achromatic

 

Hyponyms: night, total darkness, lightlessness, blackness, pitch blackness, black, blackout, brownout, dimout, semidarkness, weeknight, wedding night

 

Attributes: light, lightness, value

 

Part Meronyms: day, twenty-four hours, solar day, mean solar day

 

Derivational Morphology: shadow, shade, shade off

 

Language Translations:
Breton: teñval and teñvalded and teñvalijenn   Bulgarian: мрак and невидение and свечеряване and тъмен  
Danish: dunkel and mørk and mørke and uvidenhed   Dutch: donker and duister and het vallen van de avond and ongewisse  
Finnish: pimeä and pimeys and tietämättömyys   French: noir and obscure and tombée de la nuit  
Frisian: tsjuster   German: dunkel and Dunkelheit and Dunkelwerden  
Greek: σκοτεινός and σούρουπο   Hebrew: חושך and חשוך  
Hindi: अंधेरा and गुप्त   Hungarian: sötét and sötétedés and sötétség and tudatlanság  
Icelandic: dökkur   Italian: oscurità and oscuro and scuro and tenebra  
Japanese: 暗い and 暗黒   Korean: 무식 and 해질녘 and 어둠 and 어둡다  
Latin: annoctatio and obscuritas   Latvian: tumsa and tumšs  
Malay: gelap   Malayalam: അറിവില്ലായ്‌മ and ഇരുട്ട്  
Polish: ciemność and ciemny and mroczny and mroki and zmrok   Romanian: murg  
Russian: неведение and темнота and тьма and тёмный   Serbian: mrak and tama and zamračeno  
Slovene: nevednost and tema and temen   Spanish: anochecer and oscuridad and oscuro  
Swedish: mörk and mörker   Vietnamese: (sự) dốt nát and bóng tối and mờ ám and tối and đêm  
 
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