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Entry Word: dark
Function: adjective
Text: 1 being without light or without much light <a dark alley that most people wisely avoided>
Synonyms darkened, darkish, darkling, darksome, dim, dimmed, dusky, gloomy, murky, obscure, obscured, pitch-black, pitch-dark, somber (or sombre)
Related Words moonless, sunless; cloudy, dull, dulled, lackluster; shadowy, shady; gray (also grey), leaden, pale
Near Antonyms beaming, effulgent, glowing, lambent, radiant, shining; glossy, lustrous, shiny
Antonyms bright, brightened, brilliant, illuminated, illumined, light, lighted (or lit), lucent, lucid, luminous
2 causing or marked by an atmosphere lacking in cheer <her mind was filled with dark thoughts as she waited for the results of the medical test> -- see GLOOMY 1
3 given to keeping one's activities hidden from public observation or knowledge <the actor was always quite dark about his life before his arrival in Hollywood> -- see SECRETIVE
4 having an often intentionally veiled or uncertain meaning <a troubled kid who was always muttering dark threats that someday they'd all be sorry> -- see OBSCURE 1
5 lacking in education or the knowledge gained from books <a dark period in European history when people lived in ignorance, fear, and want> -- see IGNORANT 1