1. absence of light or illumination (Freq. 20)
Syn: ↑dark
Ant: ↑light (for: ↑dark)
Derivationally related forms: ↑dark (for: ↑dark)
Hypernyms: ↑illumination
2. an unilluminated area (Freq. 6)

he moved off into the darkness

Syn: ↑dark, ↑shadow
Derivationally related forms: ↑shadow (for: ↑shadow), ↑dark (for: ↑dark), ↑dark
Hypernyms: ↑scene
3. absence of moral or spiritual values (Freq. 2)

the powers of darkness

Syn: ↑iniquity, ↑wickedness, ↑dark
Derivationally related forms: ↑dark (for: ↑dark), ↑dark, ↑wicked (for: ↑wickedness)
Hypernyms: ↑condition, ↑status
Hyponyms: ↑foulness
4. an unenlightened state (Freq. 1)

he was in the dark concerning their intentions


his lectures dispelled the darkness

Syn: ↑dark
Derivationally related forms: ↑dark, ↑dark (for: ↑dark)
Hypernyms: ↑unenlightenment
5. having a dark or somber color
Ant: ↑lightness
Derivationally related forms: ↑dark
Hypernyms: ↑value
6. a swarthy complexion
Syn: ↑duskiness, ↑swarthiness
Derivationally related forms: ↑swarthy (for: ↑swarthiness), ↑dusky (for: ↑duskiness), ↑dark
Hypernyms: ↑complexion, ↑skin color, ↑skin colour

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