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Etymology[]

From Old English deorc, from Proto-Germanic *derk, from either Proto-Indo-European *dʰer- (to besmirch) or Proto-Indo-European *derg- (red); perhaps both, with the latter being derived from the former.

Pronunciation[]

  • enPR: därk, IPA: /dɑː(ɹ)k/, SAMPA: /dA:(r\)k/
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    (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɑː(r)k

Adjective[]

File:Clifton Down darkness.jpg

A fairly dark (lacking light) railroad station, with a very dark (lacking light) tunnel beyond

Dark (comparative darker, superlative darkest)

Positive
Dark

Comparative
darker

Superlative
darkest

  1. Having an absolute or (more often) relative lack of light.
    The room was too dark for reading.
  2. (of colour) Dull or deeper in hue; not bright or light.
    My sister's hair is darker than mine.
    Her skin grew dark with a suntan.
  3. Hidden, secret
    "Meantime we shall express our darker purpose" (Shakespeare, King Lear, i 1).
  4. Without moral or spiritual light; sinister, malign.
  5. Conducive to hopelessness; depressing or bleak
    The Great Depression was a dark time.
  6. Lacking progress in science or the arts; said of a time period
  7. With emphasis placed on the unpleasant aspects of life; said of a work of fiction, a work of nonfiction presented in narrative form or a portion of either
    The ending of this book is rather dark.

Synonyms[]

  • (relative lack of light): dim, gloomy
  • (sinister or secret): hidden, secret, sinister
  • (without morals): malign, sinister
  • (of colour): deep
  • (Conducive to hopelessness): hopeless, negative, pessimistic

Antonyms[]

  • (relative lack of light): bright, light, lit
  • (of colour): bright, light, pale

Translations[]

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Noun[]

Singular
Dark

Plural
-

Dark (-)

  1. A complete or (more often) partial absence of light.
    Dark surrounds us completely.
  2. (uncountable) Ignorance.
    We kept him in the dark.
  3. (uncountable) Nightfall.
    It was after dark before we got to playing baseball.

Translations[]

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Derived terms[]

See also[]

  • black
  • shadow

Anagrams[]

  • adkr,
  • k-rad

Italian[]

Etymology[]

English

Adjective[]

dark inv.

  1. dark (used especially to describe a form of punk music)

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