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Etymology

From Old English deorc

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Adjective

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. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) 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.

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Noun

Singular
dark

Plural
-

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

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