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dark

 
 
pronunciation:
dark
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
phrases:
in the dark
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: darker, darkest
definition 1: characterized by a lack of light.
a dark night
antonyms:
bright, light, luminous, radiant
similar words:
black, dim, dusky, gloomy, inky, murky, obscure, overcast, pitch-black, pitch-dark, pitchy, shady, somber, sullen, tenebrous, unlit
definition 2: not light-colored.
a dark sweater
antonyms:
light
similar words:
black, dusky, somber
definition 3: deeply colored in complexion or having hair of a deep color such as brown or black.
synonyms:
brunet, brunette, dusky, swarthy
antonyms:
blond, fair
definition 4: marked by gloom, obscurity, or evil.
synonyms:
ominous, somber
antonyms:
cheerful, happy
similar words:
black, bleak, dismal, dreary, evil, funereal, gloomy, glum, grim, hidden, hopeless, morose, murky, mysterious, obscure, sinister, sullen, tenebrous, wicked
definition 5: of colors, deep in hue.
dark red
synonyms:
deep
antonyms:
light
similar words:
somber
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: absence or lack of light.
synonyms:
blackness, darkness
similar words:
gloom, obscurity
definition 2: night.
synonyms:
night, nighttime
antonyms:
daylight, light
similar words:
dusk, evening, eventide, nightfall, twilight
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phrase: in the dark
derivation: darkish (adj.)
Word History
Dark comes from an early German word that means "to hide something," particularly in a dark place.
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  • darkness:
    the state of being dark.
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