Nouns (14)

darkness, dark
n. an unenlightened state; "he was in the dark concerning their intentions"; "his lectures dispelled the darkness"
shadow, dark, darkness
n. an unilluminated area; "he moved off into the darkness"
darkness, dark
n. absence of light or illumination
dark, darkness, wickedness, iniquity
n. absence of moral or spiritual values; "the powers of darkness"
dark, nighttime, night
n. the time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside

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Adjectives (26)

non-white, dark-skinned, dark, coloured, colored
adj. having skin rich in melanin pigments; "National Association for the Advancement of Colored People"; "dark-skinned peoples"
dark
adj. brunet (used of hair or skin or eyes); "dark eyes"
dark
adj. devoid of or deficient in light or brightness; shadowed or black; "sitting in a dark corner"; "a dark day"; "dark shadows"; "dark as the inside of a black cat"
dreary, drear, drab, sorry, grim, gloomy, dismal, disconsolate, dingy, dark, blue
adj. causing dejection; "a blue day"; "the dark days of the war"; "a week of rainy depressing weather"; "a disconsolate winter landscape"; "the first dismal dispiriting days of November"; "a dark gloomy day"; "grim rainy weather"
dark
adj. not giving performances; closed; "the theater is dark on Mondays"
obscure, dark
adj. marked by difficulty of style or expression; "much that was dark is now quite clear to me"; "those who do not appreciate Kafka's work say his style is obscure"
dark, benighted
adj. lacking enlightenment or knowledge or culture; "this benighted country"; "benighted ages of barbarism and superstition"; "the dark ages"; "a dark age in the history of education"
sinister, dark, black
adj. stemming from evil characteristics or forces; wicked or dishonorable; "black deeds"; "a black lie"; "his black heart has concocted yet another black deed"; "Darth Vader of the dark side"; "a dark purpose"; "dark undercurrents of ethnic hostility"; "the scheme of some sinister intelligence bent on punishing him"-Thomas Hardy

Fuzzynyms (98)

dusk, twilight
n. a condition of decline following successes; "in the twilight of the empire"
sombreness, somberness, gloom
n. a state of partial or total darkness; "he struck a match to dispel the gloom"
oracular, enigmatic
adj. resembling an oracle in obscurity of thought; "the oracular sayings of Victorian poets"; "so enigmatic that priests might have to clarify it"; "an enigmatic smile"
dread, direful, terrible, horrific, horrendous, frightening, fearsome, fearful, dreadful, dreaded, dire, awful
adj. causing fear or dread or terror; "the awful war"; "an awful risk"; "dire news"; "a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked"; "the dread presence of the headmaster"; "polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was"; "a dreadful storm"; "a fearful howling"; "horrendous explosions shook the city"; "a terrible curse"
bright
adj. emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts; "the sun was bright and hot"; "a bright sunlit room"
thudding, dull
adj. not clear and resonant; sounding as if striking with or against something relatively soft; "the dull thud"; "thudding bullets"
vivid, intense
adj. (of color) having the highest saturation; "vivid green"; "intense blue"
washed-out, washy, faded, bleached
adj. having lost freshness or brilliance of color; "sun-bleached deck chairs"; "faded jeans"; "a very pale washed-out blue"; "washy colors"
unclear
adj. not clear to the mind; "the law itself was unclear on that point"; "the reason for their actions is unclear to this day"
puzzling, perplexing, confusing
adj. lacking clarity of meaning; causing confusion or perplexity; "sent confusing signals to Iraq"; "perplexing to someone who knew nothing about it"; "a puzzling statement"
vague, obscure
adj. not clearly understood or expressed; "an obscure turn of phrase"; "an impulse to go off and fight certain obscure battles of his own spirit"-Anatole Broyard; "their descriptions of human behavior become vague, dull, and unclear"- P.A.Sorokin; "vague...forms of speech...have so long passed for mysteries of science"- John Locke
mirky, turbid, murky, muddy, cloudy
adj. (of liquids) clouded as with sediment; "a cloudy liquid"; "muddy coffee"; "murky waters"
unfixed, nebulous
adj. lacking definition or definite content; "nebulous reasons"; "unfixed as were her general notions of what men ought to be"- Jane Austen
glum
adj. moody and melancholic
tough, problematical, problematic, knotty, elusive, baffling
adj. making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe; "a baffling problem"; "I faced the knotty problem of what to have for breakfast"; "a problematic situation at home"
indistinct
adj. not clearly defined or easy to perceive or understand; "indistinct shapes in the gloom"; "an indistinct memory"; "only indistinct notions of what to do"
muzzy, hazy, fuzzy, foggy, blurry, blurred, bleary
adj. indistinct or hazy in outline; "a landscape of blurred outlines"; "the trees were just blurry shapes"
nebulose, nebulous, cloudy
adj. lacking definite form or limits; "gropes among cloudy issues toward a feeble conclusion"- H.T.Moore; "nebulous distinction between pride and conceit"
wraithlike, shadowy
adj. lacking in substance; "strange fancies of unreal and shadowy worlds"- W.A.Butler; "dim shadowy forms"; "a wraithlike column of smoke"
demoralising, dispiriting, disheartening, demoralizing
adj. destructive of morale and self-reliance
equivocal
adj. uncertain as a sign or indication; "the evidence from bacteriologic analysis was equivocal"
occult
adj. hidden and difficult to see; "an occult fracture"; "occult blood in the stool"
cryptical, mystifying, mysterious, inscrutable, deep, cryptic
adj. of an obscure nature; "the new insurance policy is written without cryptic or mysterious terms"; "a deep dark secret"; "the inscrutable workings of Providence"; "in its mysterious past it encompasses all the dim origins of life"- Rachel Carson; "rituals totally mystifying to visitors from other lands"
recondite, deep, abstruse
adj. difficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge; "the professor's lectures were so abstruse that students tended to avoid them"; "a deep metaphysical theory"; "some recondite problem in historiography"
saturnine, morose, moody, glum, glowering, dour, dark, sullen, sour
adj. showing a brooding ill humor; "a dark scowl"; "the proverbially dour New England Puritan"; "a glum, hopeless shrug"; "he sat in moody silence"; "a morose and unsociable manner"; "a saturnine, almost misanthropic young genius"- Bruce Bliven; "a sour temper"; "a sullen crowd"
huffish, sulky
adj. sullen or moody
solemn, sombre, somber
adj. grave or even gloomy in character; "solemn and mournful music"; "a suit of somber black"; "a somber mood"
illegible
adj. (of handwriting, print, etc.) not legible; "illegible handwriting"
harsh
adj. disagreeable to the senses; "the harsh cry of a blue jay"; "harsh cognac"; "the harsh white light makes you screw up your eyes"; "harsh irritating smoke filled the hallway"
serious
adj. concerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities; "a serious student of history"; "a serious attempt to learn to ski"; "gave me a serious look"; "a serious young man"; "are you serious or joking?"; "Don't be so serious!"
ungodly, sinful, iniquitous
adj. characterized by iniquity; wicked because it is believed to be a sin; "iniquitous deeds"; "he said it was sinful to wear lipstick"; "ungodly acts"
villainous, nefarious
adj. extremely wicked; "nefarious schemes"; "a villainous plot"; "a villainous band of thieves"

Synonyms (55)

negro
adj. relating to or characteristic of or being a member of the traditional racial division of mankind having brown to black pigmentation and tightly curled hair
negroid
adj. characteristic of people traditionally classified as the Negro race; "negroid features"
adust
adj. burned brown by the sun; "of an adust complexion"- Sir Walter Scott
browned, brown
adj. (of skin) deeply suntanned
dark-coated, dark-haired
adj. covered with dark hair
tanned
adj. converted to leather by a tanning agent
dark-skinned, swarthy, swart, dusky
adj. naturally having skin of a dark color; "a dark-skinned beauty"; "gold earrings gleamed against her dusky cheeks"; "a smile on his swarthy face"; "`swart' is archaic"
roan
adj. (used of especially horses) having a brownish coat thickly sprinkled with white or grey; "a roan horse"
nutbrown
adj. of the color of nuts; "nutbrown hair"
joyless, drear, disconsolate, dreary
adj. causing dejection; "a blue day"; "the dark days of the war"; "a week of rainy depressing weather"; "a disconsolate winter landscape"; "the first dismal dispiriting days of November"; "a dark gloomy day"; "grim rainy weather"
sorry, dismal, gloomy
adj. causing dejection; "a blue day"; "the dark days of the war"; "a week of rainy depressing weather"; "a disconsolate winter landscape"; "the first dismal dispiriting days of November"; "a dark gloomy day"; "grim rainy weather"
melancholy, sombre, somber
adj. grave or even gloomy in character; "solemn and mournful music"; "a suit of somber black"; "a somber mood"
colorful, coloured, colored
adj. having color or a certain color; sometimes used in combination; "colored crepe paper"; "the film was in color"; "amber-colored heads of grain"
enigmatical, puzzling, enigmatic
adj. not clear to the understanding; "I didn't grasp the meaning of that enigmatic comment until much later"; "prophetic texts so enigmatic that their meaning has been disputed for centuries"
elusive
adj. skillful at eluding capture; "a cabal of conspirators, each more elusive than the archterrorist"- David Kline
impenetrable
adj. impossible to understand; "impenetrable jargon"
indecipherable
adj. impossible to determine the meaning of; "an indecipherable message"
unintelligible, opaque
adj. not clearly understood or expressed
heinous, flagitious
adj. extremely wicked, deeply criminal; "a flagitious crime"; "heinous accusations"
bad
adj. characterized by wickedness or immorality; "led a very bad life"
perversive, pestiferous, corruptive
adj. tending to corrupt or pervert
unholy, satanic, infernal, hellish, fiendish, diabolical, diabolic, demonic
adj. extremely evil or cruel; expressive of cruelty or befitting hell; "something demonic in him--something that could be cruel"; "fires lit up a diabolic scene"; "diabolical sorcerers under the influence of devils"; "a fiendish despot"; "hellish torture"; "infernal instruments of war"; "satanic cruelty"; "unholy grimaces"
mephistophelean, mephistophelian, diabolical, diabolic, devilish
adj. showing the cunning or ingenuity or wickedness typical of a devil; "devilish schemes"; "the cold calculation and diabolic art of some statesmen"; "the diabolical expression on his face"; "a mephistophelian glint in his eye"
evil-minded
adj. having evil thoughts or intentions

Antonyms (12)

lighting, light
n. having abundant light or illumination; "they played as long as it was light"; "as long as the lighting was good"
daylight, daytime, day
n. the time after sunrise and before sunset while it is light outside; "the dawn turned night into day"; "it is easier to make the repairs in the daytime"
light
adj. characterized by or emitting light; "a room that is light when the shutters are open"; "the inside of the house was airy and light"
luminescent
adj. emitting light not caused by heat
cheerful
adj. being full of or promoting cheer; having or showing good spirits; "her cheerful nature"; "a cheerful greeting"; "a cheerful room"; "as cheerful as anyone confined to a hospital bed could be"
light-colored, light
adj. (used of color) having a relatively small amount of coloring agent; "light blue"; "light colors such as pastels"; "a light-colored powder"
pastel
adj. delicate and pale in color; "pastel pink"
definite
adj. known for certain; "it is definite that they have won"

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