Synonyms for dark


1. dark, darkness, illumination
usage: absence of light or illumination
2. iniquity, wickedness, darkness, dark, condition, status
usage: absence of moral or spiritual values; "the powers of darkness"
3. darkness, dark, shadow, scene
usage: an unilluminated area; "he moved off into the darkness"
4. night, nighttime, dark, time period, period of time, period
usage: the time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside
5. dark, darkness, unenlightenment
usage: an unenlightened state; "he was in the dark concerning their intentions"; "his lectures dispelled the darkness"


1. dark (vs. light), Acheronian, Acherontic, Stygian, aphotic, black, pitch-black, pitch-dark, caliginous, Cimmerian, crepuscular, darkened, darkening, darkling, darkling, dim, subdued, dusky, twilight(prenominal), twilit, glooming, gloomy, gloomful, sulky, lightless, unilluminated, unlighted, unlit, semidark, tenebrous, tenebrific, tenebrious
usage: 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. dark (vs. light), darkish, black
usage: (used of color) having a dark hue; "dark green"; "dark glasses"; "dark colors like wine red or navy blue"
3. dark, brunet (vs. blond), brunette
usage: brunet (used of hair or skin or eyes); "dark eyes"
4. black, dark, sinister, evil (vs. good)
usage: 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
5. dark, concealed (vs. unconcealed)
usage: secret; "keep it dark"
6. dark, dour, glowering, glum, moody, morose, saturnine, sour, sullen, ill-natured (vs. good-natured)
usage: 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"
7. benighted, dark, unenlightened (vs. enlightened)
usage: 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"
8. dark, obscure, incomprehensible (vs. comprehensible), uncomprehensible
usage: 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"
9. blue, dark, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, gloomy, grim, sorry, drab, drear, dreary, depressing (vs. cheerful), cheerless, uncheerful
usage: 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"
10. colored, coloured, dark, dark-skinned, non-white, black (vs. white)
usage: having skin rich in melanin pigments; "National Association for the Advancement of Colored People"; "dark-skinned peoples"
11. dark, inactive (vs. active)
usage: not giving performances; closed; "the theater is dark on Mondays"
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