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Synonyms of dark in English:


  • 1 a dark night
    black, pitch-black, jet-black, inky;
    unlit, unilluminated, underlit;
    dingy, gloomy, dusky, shadowy, shady
    literary Stygian
    [Antonyms] bright
  • 2 a dark secret
    mysterious, secret, hidden, concealed, veiled, covert, clandestine;
  • 3 dark hair
    brunette, dark brown, chestnut, sable, jet-black, ebony
    [Antonyms] blond/blonde
  • 4 dark skin
    swarthy, dusky, olive, brown, black, ebony;
    tanned, bronzed
    [Antonyms] pale
  • 5 dark days
    dire, awful, terrible, dreadful, horrible, horrendous, atrocious, nightmarish, harrowing;
    wretched, woeful
    [Antonyms] happy
  • 6 dark thoughts
    gloomy, dismal, pessimistic, negative, downbeat, bleak, grim, fatalistic, black, somber;
    despairing, despondent, hopeless, cheerless, melancholy, glum, grave, morose, mournful, doleful
    [Antonyms] optimistic
  • 7 a dark look
    moody, brooding, sullen, dour, scowling, glowering, angry, forbidding, threatening, ominous
  • 8 dark deeds
    evil, wicked, sinful, immoral, bad, iniquitous, ungodly, unholy, base;
    vile, unspeakable, sinister, foul, monstrous, shocking, atrocious, abominable, hateful, despicable, odious, horrible, heinous, execrable, diabolical, fiendish, murderous, barbarous, black;
    sordid, degenerate, depraved;
    dishonorable, dishonest, unscrupulous
    informal lowdown, dirty, crooked, shady
    [Antonyms] virtuous, good
  • noun

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  • 1 he's afraid of the dark
    [Antonyms] light
  • 2 she went out after dark
    nightfall, evening, twilight, sunset
    [Antonyms] dawn, day
  • Phrases

    in the dark
    informal the workers have been kept completely in the dark about the course and progress of negotiations
    unaware, ignorant, incognizant, oblivious, uninformed, unenlightened, unacquainted, unconversant
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