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Meaning of dark

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      adj 1: devoid of or deficient in light or brightness; shadowed
             or black; "sitting in a dark corner"; "a dark day"; "dark
             shadows"; "dark as the inside of a black cat" [ant:
      2: (used of color) having a dark hue; "dark green"; "dark
         glasses"; "dark colors like wine red or navy blue" [ant:
         {light}, {light-colored}]
      3: brunet (used of hair or skin or eyes); "dark eyes"
      4: stemming from evil characteristics or forces; wicked or
         dishonorable; "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 [syn: {black}, {dark},
      5: secret; "keep it dark"
      6: showing a brooding ill humor; "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" [syn: {dark},
         {dour}, {glowering}, {glum}, {moody}, {morose}, {saturnine},
         {sour}, {sullen}]
      7: lacking enlightenment or knowledge or culture; "this
         benighted country"; "benighted ages of barbarism and
         superstition"; "the dark ages"; "a dark age in the history of
         education" [syn: {benighted}, {dark}]
      8: marked by difficulty of style or expression; "much that was
         dark is now quite clear to me"; "those who do not appreciate
         Kafka's work say his style is obscure" [syn: {dark},
      9: causing dejection; "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" [syn: {blue},
         {dark}, {dingy}, {disconsolate}, {dismal}, {gloomy}, {grim},
         {sorry}, {drab}, {drear}, {dreary}]
      10: having skin rich in melanin pigments; "National Association
          for the Advancement of Colored People"; "dark-skinned
          peoples" [syn: {colored}, {coloured}, {dark}, {dark-
          skinned}, {non-white}]
      11: not giving performances; closed; "the theater is dark on
      n 1: absence of light or illumination [syn: {dark}, {darkness}]
           [ant: {light}, {lighting}]
      2: absence of moral or spiritual values; "the powers of
         darkness" [syn: {iniquity}, {wickedness}, {darkness}, {dark}]
      3: an unilluminated area; "he moved off into the darkness" [syn:
         {darkness}, {dark}, {shadow}]
      4: the time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark
         outside [syn: {night}, {nighttime}, {dark}] [ant: {day},
         {daylight}, {daytime}]
      5: an unenlightened state; "he was in the dark concerning their
         intentions"; "his lectures dispelled the darkness" [syn:
         {dark}, {darkness}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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