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2 not having a light complexion
  • he was tall, dark, and handsome

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4 given to keeping one's activities hidden from public observation or knowledge
  • the actor was always quite dark about his life before his arrival in Hollywood

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5 having an often intentionally veiled or uncertain meaning
  • the superhero was not daunted by the villain's dark threats

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7 not conforming to a high moral standard; morally unacceptable
  • dark deeds that resulted in the Russian czar being known to history as Ivan the Terrible

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dark

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2 the time from sunset to sunrise when there is no visible sunlight
  • we were going to wait until dark to go trick-or-treating

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obscure, dark, vague, enigmatic, cryptic, ambiguous, equivocal mean not clearly understandable. obscure implies a hiding or veiling of meaning through some inadequacy of expression or withholding of full knowledge. obscure poems dark implies an imperfect or clouded revelation often with ominous or sinister suggestion. muttered dark hints of revenge vague implies a lack of clear formulation due to inadequate conception or consideration. a vague sense of obligation enigmatic stresses a puzzling, mystifying quality. enigmatic occult writings cryptic implies a purposely concealed meaning. cryptic hints of hidden treasure ambiguous applies to language capable of more than one interpretation. an ambiguous directive equivocal applies to language left open to differing interpretations with the intention of deceiving or evading. moral precepts with equivocal phrasing

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The first known use of dark was before the 12th century

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“Dark.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/dark. Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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