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dark

(Devoid of light), adjective absent of light, bereft of light, black, darkened, darkish, dim, drab, poorly lit, shaded, somber, sunless, unlighted, without light

dark

(Dismal), adjective cheerless, clouded, dejected, depressed, dim, disconsolate, doleful, dolorous, grim, melancholy, sad, solemn, somber, sorrowful, sullen

dark

(Evil), adjective base, demoniac, demonic, diabolical, immoral, inexorable, infamous, mean, mean spirited, menacing, peccant, pernicious, sinfully malevolent, sinister, terrifying, untoward, vicious, vile, villainous, wicked
See also: bleak, confidential, covert, dismal, hidden, incomprehensible, lugubrious, mysterious, ominous, opaque, portentous, private, privy, recondite, secret
References in classic literature ?
Such a severe bastinado was first administered to him, that he was left more dead than alive; then Saouy threw him into the darkest and deepest dungeon, and fed him only on bread and water.
This, of course, could not be had in a moment, and the five months that followed were the darkest days in the childhood of the telephone.
Then I will recover him," said Don Quixote, "even if he be shut up with him in the deepest and darkest dungeons of hell.
Fogg and Aouda, installing themselves at a table, were abundantly served on diminutive plates by negroes of darkest hue.
In the darkest corner of the hut sat a shapeless mass of darkness that grunted "Hey
And D'Artagnan, making himself as small as he could, concealed himself in the darkest side of the street near a stone bench placed at the back of a niche.
They said he was so accustomed to darkness that he could see a pin in the darkest corner of his dungeon.
Have we shed the soft light of unwearied love around his cold heart, and with patient tenderness shown him how bright and beautiful love can make even the darkest lot?
Sir, my instinct told me that those people were assembled there for some bad purpose; and I was reflecting on what my instinct had told me, in the darkest corner of the stable, when a man wrapped in a cloak and followed by two other men, came in.
One great branch stretched from the old contorted trunk across the path, and threw the darkest shadow on that one spot.
The dismal Hecate, who loved to take the darkest view of things, told Ceres that she had better come with her to the cavern, and spend the rest of her life in being miserable.
In darkest shades if she appear, My dawning is begun; She is my soul's bright morning-star, And she my rising sun.