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(of a place or space) Having a lack of light
“The detective ventured into the dark basement below to look for clues.”
(of the day or weather) Having a lack of light
“The night was dark, with nary a star in the sky.”
Hidden from knowledge
“She hid a dark secret about her troubled past from the rest of the townsfolk.”
Darkened in color
“He had a penchant for dressing in dark colors.”
Darkened in hair color
“Her dark hair worked in harmony with her olive complexion and hazel eyes.”
Darkened in complexion
“She was typically attracted to tall, dark and handsome men.”
(of a period or situation) Conducive to hopelessness
“The days of the Great Depression were very dark and brought great suffering to many Americans.”
Deeply pessimistic
“Some modern-day philosophers predict a dark future where mankind will be dominated by artificial intelligence.”
Having a forbidding appearance
“Rage would engulf him when he learnt of what had transpired, and his dark countenance would reflect his anger.”
Sinister or evil in nature
“Luke would resist joining the dark side of the Force despite his father's best efforts at persuasion.”
Focusing on the unpleasant aspects of life
“This book addresses many dark aspects of society that are too controversial to be discussed.”
(the dark) The absence of light
“The power was cut off in the middle of the night and we were left in the dark.”
(mass noun) Nightfall
“After dark, the ladies would leave their men at home to go to the club full of ballers with their pockets full grown.”
(the dark) A state of ignorance
“The public were deliberately kept in the dark about the actions of their government.”
(of a time period) Lacking intellectual progress
“It was a dark period in the nation's history when scientists, philosophers and free-thinkers were punished for their beliefs.”
(by extension) Dirty or unclean
“His clean overalls had grown dark after a hard day's work at the mines.”
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