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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 ?
Who could see anything but the ill-omened figure of Michael Vanstone, posted darkly on the verge of the present time -- and closing all the prospect that lay beyond him?
Cedric would have enquired farther into the purpose which she thus darkly announced, but the stern voice of Front-de-B
The people trembled, though they but darkly understood him when he prayed that they, and himself, and all of mortal race, might be ready, as he trusted this young maiden had been, for the dreadful hour that should snatch the veil from their faces.
They turned; and flashing forth, as it were, in a sheet of flame, the fiend worshippers were seen; the smile of welcome gleamed darkly on every visage.
It is known for certain that the handsome Lady Dedlock lies in the mausoleum in the park, where the trees arch darkly overhead, and the owl is heard at night making the woods ring; but whence she was brought home to be laid among the echoes of that solitary place, or how she died, is all mystery.
Sometimes she heard his shrill voice raised in laughter in the kitchen, but when she went in, he grew suddenly silent, and he flushed darkly when Mary Ann explained the joke.
If you find your mothers," he said darkly, "I hope you will like them.
That David continuing to rejoice exceedingly in his word, the father spoke darkly of a cane, but the mother rushed between the combatants.
Rachel Lynde was darkly dubious about the propriety of writing fiction, though she was almost reconciled to it by that twenty-five dollar check.
When at last he roused himself from his abstraction the sun's rim was visible above the hills, but in the new conditions he found no other light than that of day; his understanding was involved as darkly in doubt as before.
I was free to play my last card in the game--the darkly doubtful game which was neither quite for me nor quite against me as the chances now stood.
interjected Peter, who had been gazing intently at the slender spire showing darkly against the fine blue eastern sky.