Synonyms and Antonyms of darken
to take on a gloomy or forbidding look
- His face slowly darkened as we told him the sad news.
brood, mope, pet, pout, sulk
anger, bristle, fume, rage, steam, storm
intimidate, menace, threaten
to grow dark
- The sky darkened as a storm moved in.
to make dark, dim, or indistinct
- Years of accumulated grime have darkened the painting until it can barely be seen.
becloud, bedim, befog, blacken, blear, blur, cloud, dim, fog, fuzz (up), haze, mist, obscure, overcast, overcloud, overshadow, shadow, shroud
adumbrate, blot out, conceal, eclipse, hide, obliterate, screen, shade
camouflage, cloak, cover, curtain, disguise, mask, veil
to affect slightly with something morally bad or undesirable
- The scandal darkened his otherwise sterling reputation.
begrime, besmear, besmirch, blacken, blur, cloud, dirty, discolor, pollute, smear, smirch, smudge, soil, sully, tar
abase, cheapen, debase, degrade, demean, discredit, disgrace, dishonor, foul, lower, shame, sink
bastardize, corrupt, debauch, demoralize, deprave, pervert, subvert