Antonyms for dark


Grammar : Adj, noun
Spell : dahrk
Phonetic Transcription : dɑrk


Définition dark

Origin :
  • Old English deorc "dark, obscure, gloomy; sad, cheerless; sinister, wicked," from Proto-Germanic *derkaz (cf. Old High German tarchanjan "to hide, conceal"). "Absence of light" especially at night is the original meaning. Application to colors is 16c. Theater slang for "closed" is from 1916.
  • adj lack of light
  • adj shaded complexion, hair
  • adj hidden, secret
  • adj grim, hopeless
  • adj evil, satanic
  • adj ignorant
  • adj angry, upset
  • noun place, time without light
  • noun ignorance; mystery
Example sentences :
  • At present it was dark and weather-beaten, and in a general state of neglect.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • Reached camp at the spot arranged an hour after dark, and found all well.
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • Reached the water at the Two Springs half an hour after dark.
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • As it was now an hour after dark, I turned them out, and left them to do the best they could.
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • As it was just dark we thought it best to move on a few miles, which we did after dark.
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • The weather is dark and cloudy, and there is much thunder about.
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • Descending this, he went forth with her into the dark and silent night.
  • Extract from : « Malbone » by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • Dark pictures and gloomy forebodings are worse than useless.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • Andrew sat in the dark, hurriedly going over his rifle and his revolver.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • He will pass to the dark realm of nothingness, but will not find me there.
  • Extract from : « Monsieur du Muroir (From "Mosses From An Old Manse") » by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Synonyms for dark

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