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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
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Ere stranded on the darksome shore Where the lone waves sing never more.
Who never ate his bread in sorrow, who never spent the darksome hours, weeping and watching for the morrow, he knows ye not, you heavenly powers.
Mistaken blessing, which old age they call, 'Tis a long, nasty, darksome hospital, A ropey chain of rheums; a visage rough, Deformed, unfeatured, and a skin of buff .
Unfortunately, that separation was sustained into the twentieth century, supported by grim and darksome images about the Draculean terrors beyond Transylvania--in the "East" and the region of the "Turks.
Surveying "the skies" where "the formes of Gods I feare," Ariadne begins to repent Theseus' triumph (killing "the beast / That was a man for upper parts, a Bullock for the reast") and the aid she gave him ("the twisted Clewe / Whereby the darksome denne to scape, when thou the Monster slewe").
The individual can do nothing, and yet he can do everything," Albert Camus declares; the second part of his statement, however, is inconceivable for Kafka, for whom there are impassable walls that point to the suffocating power of his darksome perspective, or as Kafka writes in the diary entry dated September 30, 1915, "the innocent and the guilty [are] both executed without distinction in the end.
Hawthorne's sexual anxiety is made more evident in his addition that her 'familiarly attentive' companion (the Lord Mayor's brother in fact) has a 'monstrous portent of a beard' such that no mouth could be seen until he opened it to speak or eat, when 'you suddenly became aware of a cave, hidden behind the imperious and darksome shrubbery', and the suggestion that 'any child would have recognised them at a glance.
And for the darksome locks being undone, you know how much use poetry makes of negative words and just for the reason that they express an antithesis:
A Thick and Darksome Veil: The Rhetoric of Hawthorne's Sketches, Prefaces, and Essays.
40) Again, only Cyril of Alexandria rivals the extremity of Calvin's criticism and the charge of willful dissimulation: "For being still sick of an harmful shame, he permits the faith that is in him to be not seen uncovered, but casting about it dissimulation like a darksome cloak, he as yet conceals that he is on Christ's side.