Antonyms of noun dark

1 of 5 senses of dark

Sense 1
dark, darkness -- (absence of light or illumination)
       Antonym of light (Sense 9)
      => light, lighting -- (having abundant light or illumination; "they played as long as it was light"; "as long as the lighting was good")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun dark

5 senses of dark

Sense 1
dark, darkness -- (absence of light or illumination)
       => illumination -- (the degree of visibility of your environment)

Sense 2
iniquity, wickedness, darkness, dark -- (absence of moral or spiritual values; "the powers of darkness")
       => condition, status -- (a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations")

Sense 3
darkness, dark, shadow -- (an unilluminated area; "he moved off into the darkness")
       => scene -- (the place where some action occurs; "the police returned to the scene of the crime")

Sense 4
night, nighttime, dark -- (the time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside)
       => time period, period of time, period -- (an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period")

Sense 5
dark, darkness -- (an unenlightened state; "he was in the dark concerning their intentions"; "his lectures dispelled the darkness")
       => unenlightenment -- (a lack of understanding)

Antonyms of adj dark

11 senses of dark

Sense 1
dark (vs. light) -- (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")

light (vs. dark) -- (characterized by or emitting light; "a room that is light when the shutters are open"; "the inside of the house was airy and light")
        => ablaze (predicate), inflamed, reddened -- (lighted with red light as if with flames; "streets ablaze with lighted Christmas trees"; "the inflamed clouds at sunset"; "reddened faces around the campfire")
        => autofluorescent -- (emitting light via self-induced fluorescence)
        => bioluminescent -- ((of living organisms) emitting light; "fireflies are bioluminescent")
        => bright -- (having lots of light either natural or artificial; "the room was bright and airy"; "a stage bright with spotlights")
        => candescent -- (glowing from great heat)
        => floodlit, floodlighted -- (illuminated by means of floodlights; "the floodlit courtyard")
        => fluorescent -- (emitting light during exposure to radiation from an external source)
        => illuminated, lighted, lit, well-lighted -- (provided with artificial light; "illuminated advertising"; "looked up at the lighted windows"; "a brightly lit room"; "a well-lighted stairwell")
        => incandescent, candent -- (emitting light as a result of being heated; "an incandescent bulb")
        => lamplit -- (lighted by a lamp; "our lamplit mountain retreat")
        => lighting-up (prenominal) -- (turning lights on; "it's lighting-up time")
        => livid -- ((of a light) imparting a deathlike luminosity; "livid lightning streaked the sky"; "a thousand flambeaux...turned all at once that deep gloom into a livid and preternatural day"- E.A.Poe)
        => luminescent -- (emitting light not caused by heat)
        => phosphorescent -- (emitting light without appreciable heat as by slow oxidation of phosphorous; "the phosphorescent glow of decaying wood")
        => sunlit, sunstruck -- (lighted by sunlight; "the sunlit slopes of the canyon"; "violet valleys and the sunstruck ridges"- Wallace Stegner)
        => white -- (of summer nights in northern latitudes where the sun barely sets; "white nights")

Sense 2
dark (vs. light) -- ((used of color) having a dark hue; "dark green"; "dark glasses"; "dark colors like wine red or navy blue")

light (vs. dark), light-colored -- ((used of color) having a relatively small amount of coloring agent; "light blue"; "light colors such as pastels"; "a light-colored powder")
        => pale -- (very light colored; highly diluted with white; "pale seagreen"; "pale blue eyes")
        => palish -- (slightly pale)
        => pastel -- (delicate and pale in color; "pastel pink")
        => powdery -- (as if dulled in color with a sprinkling of powder; "a powdery blue")

Sense 3
dark -- (brunet (used of hair or skin or eyes); "dark eyes")

INDIRECT (VIA brunet) -> blond, blonde, light-haired -- (being or having light colored skin and hair and usually blue or grey eyes; "blond Scandinavians"; "a house full of light-haired children")

Sense 4
black, dark, sinister -- (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)

INDIRECT (VIA evil) -> good -- (morally admirable)

Sense 5
dark -- (secret; "keep it dark")

INDIRECT (VIA concealed) -> unconcealed -- (not concealed or hidden; "her unconcealed hostility poisoned the atmosphere"; "watched with unconcealed curiosity")

Sense 6
dark, dour, glowering, glum, moody, morose, saturnine, sour, sullen -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA ill-natured) -> good-natured -- (having an easygoing and cheerful disposition; "too good-natured to resent a little criticism"; "the good-natured policeman on our block"; "the sounds of good-natured play")

Sense 7
benighted, dark -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA unenlightened) -> enlightened -- (having knowledge and spiritual insight)

Sense 8
dark, obscure -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA incomprehensible) -> comprehensible, comprehendible -- (capable of being comprehended or understood; "an idea comprehensible to the average mind")

Sense 9
blue, dark, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, gloomy, grim, sorry, drab, drear, dreary -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA depressing) -> cheerful -- (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")

Sense 10
colored, coloured, dark, dark-skinned, non-white -- (having skin rich in melanin pigments; "National Association for the Advancement of Colored People"; "dark-skinned peoples")

INDIRECT (VIA black) -> white -- (of or belonging to a racial group having light skin coloration; "voting patterns within the white population")

Sense 11
dark -- (not giving performances; closed; "the theater is dark on Mondays")

INDIRECT (VIA inactive) -> active -- (full of activity or engaged in continuous activity; "an active seaport"; "an active bond market"; "an active account")

Similarity of adj dark

11 senses of dark

Sense 1
dark (vs. light) -- (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")
       => Acheronian, Acherontic, Stygian -- (dark and dismal as of the rivers Acheron and Styx in Hades; "in the depths of an Acheronian forest"; "upon those roseate lips a Stygian hue"-Wordsworth)
       => aphotic -- (lacking light; especially not reached by sunlight; "the aphotic depths of the sea where no photosynthesis occurs")
       => black, pitch-black, pitch-dark -- (extremely dark; "a black moonless night"; "through the pitch-black woods"; "it was pitch-dark in the cellar")
       => caliginous -- (dark and misty and gloomy)
       => Cimmerian -- (intensely dark and gloomy as with perpetual darkness; "the Cimmerian gloom...a darkness that could be felt"-Norman Douglas)
       => crepuscular -- (like twilight; dim; "the evening's crepuscular charm")
       => darkened -- (become or made dark by lack of light; "a darkened house"; "the darkened theater")
       => darkening -- (becoming dark or darker as from waning light or clouding over; "the darkening sky")
       => darkling -- ((poetic) occurring in the dark or night; "a darkling journey")
       => darkling -- (uncannily or threateningly dark or obscure; "a darkling glance"; "secret operatives and darkling conspiracies"-Archibald MacLeish)
       => dim, subdued -- (lacking in light; not bright or harsh; "a dim light beside the bed"; "subdued lights and soft music")
       => dusky, twilight (prenominal), twilit -- (lighted by or as if by twilight; "The dusky night rides down the sky/And ushers in the morn"-Henry Fielding; "the twilight glow of the sky"; "a boat on a twilit river")
       => glooming, gloomy, gloomful, sulky -- (depressingly dark; "the gloomy forest"; "the glooming interior of an old inn"; "`gloomful' is archaic")
       => lightless, unilluminated, unlighted, unlit -- (without illumination; "came up the lightless stairs"; "the unilluminated side of Mars"; "through dark unlighted (or unlit) streets")
       => semidark -- (partially devoid of light or brightness; "semidark room")
       => tenebrous, tenebrific, tenebrious -- (dark and gloomy; "a tenebrous cave")

Sense 2
dark (vs. light) -- ((used of color) having a dark hue; "dark green"; "dark glasses"; "dark colors like wine red or navy blue")
       => darkish -- (slightly dark; "darkish red")
          Also See-> black#1

Sense 3
dark -- (brunet (used of hair or skin or eyes); "dark eyes")
       => brunet (vs. blond), brunette -- (marked by dark or relatively dark pigmentation of hair or skin or eyes; "a brunette beauty")

Sense 4
black, dark, sinister -- (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)
       => evil (vs. good) -- (morally bad or wrong; "evil purposes"; "an evil influence"; "evil deeds")

Sense 5
dark -- (secret; "keep it dark")
       => concealed (vs. unconcealed) -- (hidden on any grounds for any motive; "a concealed weapon"; "a concealed compartment in his briefcase")

Sense 6
dark, dour, glowering, glum, moody, morose, saturnine, sour, sullen -- (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")
       => ill-natured (vs. good-natured) -- (having an irritable and unpleasant disposition)

Sense 7
benighted, dark -- (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")
       => unenlightened (vs. enlightened) -- (not enlightened; ignorant; "the devices by which unenlightened men preserved the unjust social order")

Sense 8
dark, obscure -- (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")
       => incomprehensible (vs. comprehensible), uncomprehensible -- (difficult to understand; "the most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible"- A. Einstein)

Sense 9
blue, dark, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, gloomy, grim, sorry, drab, drear, dreary -- (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")
       => depressing (vs. cheerful), cheerless, uncheerful -- (causing sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy; "the economic outlook is depressing"; "something cheerless about the room"; "a moody and uncheerful person"; "an uncheerful place")

Sense 10
colored, coloured, dark, dark-skinned, non-white -- (having skin rich in melanin pigments; "National Association for the Advancement of Colored People"; "dark-skinned peoples")
       => black (vs. white) -- (of or belonging to a racial group having dark skin especially of sub-Saharan African origin; "a great people--a black people--...injected new meaning and dignity into the veins of civilization"- Martin Luther King Jr.)

Sense 11
dark -- (not giving performances; closed; "the theater is dark on Mondays")
       => inactive (vs. active) -- (lacking activity; lying idle or unused; "an inactive mine"; "inactive accounts"; "inactive machinery")

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