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dark

adjective

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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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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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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

dark

noun

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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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