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dusk

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of dusk




dusk

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of dusk

  1. 1 the time from when the sun begins to set to the onset of total darkness <we stopped playing at dusk, since it was getting too dark to see the ball> Synonyms crepuscule (or crepuscle), eve, evenfall, evening, eventide, gloaming, night, nightfall, sundown, sunset, twilight Related Words dark, darkness, nighttime Near Antonyms day, daytime, light; forenoon Antonyms aurora, cockcrow, dawn, dawning, daybreak, daylight, morn, morning, sunrise, sunup

  2. 2 a time or place of little or no light <legends of fearsome beasts living in the dusk of the great forest> Synonyms black, blackness, candlelight, darkness, dark, gloaming, gloom, murk, night, semidarkness, shade, shadows, twilight, umbraRelated Words midnight; blackout, brownout, dimout; shadiness, umbrage; dullness (also dulness), somberness; cloudiness, fogginess, haziness, mistiness, murkiness; dimness, faintness, gloominess, grayness, paleness; half-lightNear Antonyms moonlight, starlight, sunlight; effulgence, radiance, radiancy, shine, sunshine; incandescence, luminance, luminescence, luminosity, luminousnessAntonyms blaze, brightness, brilliance, day, daylight, glare, glow, light, lightness

  3. 3 partial darkness due to the obstruction of light rays <the forbidding dusk of Germany's famed Black Forest> Synonyms shade, penumbra, shadiness, shadow, umbraRelated Words blackness, dimness, duskiness, gloom, gloominess, murkiness, obscurity, semidarkness, somberness; cloudinessNear Antonyms brightness, brilliance, effulgence, illumination, incandescence, light, lightness, lucidity, lucidness, luminance, luminosity, luminousness, radiance, radiancy




dusk

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of dusk

  1. to grow dark <the grief-stricken woman continued to sit in the dusking room until she was completely enveloped in darkness> Synonyms blacken, black out, close in, darkenRelated Words dim, fade, wane; gloom, lower (also lour)Near Antonyms dawn; beam, glow, radiate, shineAntonyms brighten, light, lighten




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