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(of a place or space) Having a lack of light
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“The detective ventured into the dark basement below to look for clues.”
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(of the day or weather) Having a lack of light
“The night was dark, with nary a star in the sky.”
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Hidden from knowledge
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“She hid a dark secret about her troubled past from the rest of the townsfolk.”
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Darkened in color
“He had a penchant for dressing in dark colors.”
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Darkened in hair color
“Her dark hair worked in harmony with her olive complexion and hazel eyes.”
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Darkened in complexion
“She was typically attracted to tall, dark and handsome men.”
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(of a period or situation) Conducive to hopelessness
“The days of the Great Depression were very dark and brought great suffering to many Americans.”
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Deeply pessimistic
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“Some modern-day philosophers predict a dark future where mankind will be dominated by artificial intelligence.”
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Characterized a sullen or forbidding appearance or mood
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“Rage would engulf him when he learned of what had transpired, and his dark countenance would reflect his anger.”
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Sinister or evil in nature
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“Luke would resist joining the dark side of the Force despite his father's best efforts at persuasion.”
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Focusing on the unpleasant aspects of life
“This book addresses many dark aspects of society that are too controversial to be discussed.”
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(of a time period) Lacking intellectual progress
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“It was a dark period in the nation's history when scientists, philosophers, and free-thinkers were punished for their beliefs.”
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(by extension) Dirty or unclean
“His clean overalls had grown dark after a hard day's work at the mines.”
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Bodeful of bad or unfortunate consequences
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Hostile or forbidding in nature
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Attributed to some force beyond scientific understanding or the laws of nature
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Having an inclination to secrecy
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Not known or familiar
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Characterized by a morbid or eerie nature, vibe or feeling
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(of colour) Dark and highly saturated
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Having no shine or luster
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Dingy and stuffy
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Concealed from sight
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Beset by problems or difficulties
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Dark bluish-grey in color from being bruised
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Grim or severe in nature
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(of a liquid) Cloudy, opaque, or thick with suspended matter
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Full of rage and anger
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Intended to be kept secret
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Lacking vision or sight
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(the dark) The absence of light
“The power was cut off in the middle of the night, and we were left in the dark.”
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(mass noun) The time of the day when the sun has set and it is dark
“After dark, the ladies would leave their men at home to go to the club full of ballers with their pockets full grown.”
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(the dark) A state of ignorance
“The public were deliberately kept in the dark about the actions of their government.”
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The state or characteristic of being secretive
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