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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 ?
The story of Doctor Reefy and his courtship of the tall dark girl who became his wife and left her money to him is a very curious story.
Well it wasn't a bird--at least not a regular bird," said Ned in a low voice, as once more he looked at the dark and gloomy jungle that stretched back from the river and behind the little clearing where the camp had been made.
We went sneaking down the slope of it to labboard, in the dark, towards the texas, feeling our way slow with our feet, and spreading our hands out to fend off the guys, for it was so dark we couldn't see no sign of them.
Twice we stopped to fix the machinery and laid a good while, once in the night; but it wasn't dark enough, and he was afeard to skip.
There is a Celebration in the streets, and no one will be accessible until dark.
How oft amidst Thick clouds and dark doth Heav'ns all-ruling Sire Choose to reside, his Glory unobscur'd, And with the Majesty of darkness round Covers his Throne; from whence deep thunders roar Must'ring thir rage, and Heav'n resembles Hell?
We found the trap-door still open, but it was now as dark in the room of mirrors as in the cellar which we had left.
The thing in the dark repeated in a louder tone, "Say the words.
But it passed and spared me, and left the night about me suddenly dark and un- familiar.
In fact, we must not dissemble that the oscillation of the tall trees and the reflection of the moon in the dark underwood gave him serious uneasiness.
She has sent messengers to his court with costly gifts; but all have returned sick for want of sunlight, weary and sad; we have watched over them, heedless of sun or shower, but still his dark spirits do their work, and we are left to weep over our blighted blossoms.
It was soon done, and the dark hyacinthine curves fell on her neck.