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Dictionary definition for: Dark

1. (n) absence of light or illumination

2. (a) 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"

3. (n) absence of moral or spiritual values; "the powers of darkness"

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

5. (n) an unilluminated area; "he moved off into the darkness"

6. (s) brunet (used of hair or skin or eyes) "dark eyes"

7. (n) the time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside

8. (s) 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

9. (n) an unenlightened state; "he was in the dark concerning their intentions" "his lectures dispelled the darkness"

10. (s) 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. (s) secret; "keep it dark" "the dark mysteries of Africa and the fabled wonders of the East"

12. (s) 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

13. (s) 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. (s) 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"

15. (s) having skin rich in melanin pigments; "National Association for the Advancement of Colored People" "the dark races" "dark-skinned peoples"

16. (s) not giving performances; closed; "the theater is dark on Mondays"

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