Synonyms for (noun) dark

Synonyms: dark, darkness

Definition: an unenlightened state

Usage: he was in the dark concerning their intentions; his lectures dispelled the darkness

Similar words: unenlightenment

Definition: a lack of understanding


Synonyms: shadow, dark, darkness

Definition: an unilluminated area

Usage: he moved off into the darkness

Similar words: scene

Definition: the place where some action occurs

Usage: the police returned to the scene of the crime


Synonyms: dark, darkness

Definition: absence of light or illumination

Similar words: illumination

Definition: the degree of visibility of your environment


Synonyms: iniquity, wickedness, dark, darkness

Definition: absence of moral or spiritual values

Usage: the powers of darkness

Similar words: condition, status

Definition: a state at a particular time

Usage: a condition (or state) of disrepair; the current status of the arms negotiations


Synonyms: night, nighttime, dark

Definition: the time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside

Similar words: time period, period, period of time

Definition: an amount of time

Usage: a time period of 30 years; hastened the period of time of his recovery; Picasso's blue period

Synonyms for (adjective) dark

Synonyms: dark

Definition: not giving performances; closed

Usage: the theater is dark on Mondays

Similar words: inactive

Definition: lacking activity; lying idle or unused

Usage: an inactive mine; inactive accounts; inactive machinery


Synonyms: colored, coloured, dark, dark-skinned, non-white

Definition: having skin rich in melanin pigments

Usage: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; dark-skinned peoples

Similar words: black

Definition: of or belonging to a racial group having dark skin especially of sub-Saharan African origin

Usage: a great people--a black people--...injected new meaning and dignity into the veins of civilization- Martin Luther King Jr.


Synonyms: dark

Definition: brunet (used of hair or skin or eyes)

Usage: dark eyes

Similar words: brunet, brunette

Definition: marked by dark or relatively dark pigmentation of hair or skin or eyes

Usage: a brunette beauty


Synonyms: dark

Definition: devoid of or deficient in light or brightness; shadowed or black

Usage: sitting in a dark corner; a dark day; dark shadows; dark as the inside of a black cat

Similar words: Acheronian, Acherontic, Stygian

Definition: dark and dismal as of the rivers Acheron and Styx in Hades

Usage: in the depths of an Acheronian forest; upon those roseate lips a Stygian hue-Wordsworth


Similar words: aphotic

Definition: lacking light; especially not reached by sunlight

Usage: the aphotic depths of the sea where no photosynthesis occurs


Similar words: black, pitch-black, pitch-dark

Definition: extremely dark

Usage: a black moonless night; through the pitch-black woods; it was pitch-dark in the cellar


Similar words: caliginous

Definition: dark and misty and gloomy


Similar words: Cimmerian

Definition: intensely dark and gloomy as with perpetual darkness

Usage: the Cimmerian gloom...a darkness that could be felt-Norman Douglas


Similar words: crepuscular

Definition: like twilight; dim

Usage: the evening's crepuscular charm


Similar words: darkened

Definition: become or made dark by lack of light

Usage: a darkened house; the darkened theater


Similar words: darkening

Definition: becoming dark or darker as from waning light or clouding over

Usage: the darkening sky


Similar words: darkling

Definition: (poetic) occurring in the dark or night

Usage: a darkling journey


Similar words: darkling

Definition: uncannily or threateningly dark or obscure

Usage: a darkling glance; secret operatives and darkling conspiracies-Archibald MacLeish


Similar words: dim, subdued

Definition: lacking in light; not bright or harsh

Usage: a dim light beside the bed; subdued lights and soft music


Similar words: twilight, twilit, dusky

Definition: lighted by or as if by twilight

Usage: The dusky night rides down the sky/And ushers in the morn-Henry Fielding; the twilight glow of the sky; a boat on a twilit river


Similar words: sulky, gloomful, glooming, gloomy

Definition: depressingly dark

Usage: the gloomy forest; the glooming interior of an old inn; `gloomful' is archaic


Similar words: unilluminated, unlighted, unlit, lightless

Definition: without illumination

Usage: came up the lightless stairs; the unilluminated side of Mars; through dark unlighted (or unlit) streets


Similar words: semidark

Definition: partially devoid of light or brightness

Usage: semidark room


Similar words: tenebrific, tenebrious, tenebrous

Definition: dark and gloomy

Usage: a tenebrous cave


Synonyms: gloomy, grim, sorry, dark, drab, drear, dreary, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, blue

Definition: causing dejection

Usage: 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

Similar words: cheerless, depressing, uncheerful

Definition: causing sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy

Usage: the economic outlook is depressing; something cheerless about the room; a moody and uncheerful person; an uncheerful place


Synonyms: dark

Definition: (used of color) having a dark hue

Usage: dark green; dark glasses; dark colors like wine red or navy blue

Similar words: darkish

Definition: slightly dark

Usage: darkish red


Synonyms: dark, obscure

Definition: marked by difficulty of style or expression

Usage: much that was dark is now quite clear to me; those who do not appreciate Kafka's work say his style is obscure

Similar words: incomprehensible, uncomprehensible

Definition: difficult to understand

Usage: the most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible- A. Einstein


Synonyms: dark, benighted

Definition: lacking enlightenment or knowledge or culture

Usage: this benighted country; benighted ages of barbarism and superstition; the dark ages; a dark age in the history of education

Similar words: unenlightened

Definition: not enlightened; ignorant

Usage: the devices by which unenlightened men preserved the unjust social order


Synonyms: black, sinister, dark

Definition: stemming from evil characteristics or forces; wicked or dishonorable

Usage: 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

Similar words: evil

Definition: morally bad or wrong

Usage: evil purposes; an evil influence; evil deeds


Synonyms: dark, dour, glowering, glum, saturnine, sour, sullen, moody, morose

Definition: showing a brooding ill humor

Usage: 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

Similar words: ill-natured

Definition: having an irritable and unpleasant disposition


Synonyms: dark

Definition: secret

Usage: keep it dark

Similar words: concealed

Definition: hidden on any grounds for any motive

Usage: a concealed weapon; a concealed compartment in his briefcase