Synonyms of dark in English:



  • 1 a dark night
    black, pitch-black, jet-black, inky; unlit, unilluminated, underlit; starless, moonless; dingy, gloomy, dusky, shadowy, shady
    literary Stygian
    [Antonyms] bright
  • 2 a dark secret
    mysterious, secret, hidden, concealed, veiled, covert, clandestine; enigmatic, arcane, esoteric, obscure, abstruse, impenetrable, incomprehensible, cryptic
  • 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
    tragic, disastrous, calamitous, catastrophic, cataclysmic; 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
    night, nighttime, darkness; 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 negotiationsunawareignorantincognizantobliviousuninformedunenlightenedunacquaintedunconversant

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