Darkener to Dastard
(Dark"en*er) n. One who, or that which, darkens.
(Dark"en*ing), n. Twilight; gloaming. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] Wright.
(Dark"ful) a. Full of darkness. [Obs.]
(Dark"ish) a. Somewhat dark; dusky.
(Dar"kle) v. i. [Freq. of dark.] To grow dark; to show indistinctly. Thackeray.
(Dark"ling) adv. [Dark + the adverbial suffix -ling.] In the dark. [Poetic]
So, out went the candle, and we were left darkling.Shak.
As the wakeful birdMilton.
(Dark"ling), p. pr. & a.
1. Becoming dark or gloomy; frowing.
His honest brows darkling as he looked towards me.Thackeray.
2. Dark; gloomy. "The darkling precipice." Moore.
1. With imperfect light, clearness, or knowledge; obscurely; dimly; blindly; uncertainly.
What fame to future times conveys but darkly down.Dryden.
so softly dark and darkly pure.Byron.
2. With a dark, gloomy, cruel, or menacing look.
Looking darkly at the clerguman.Hawthorne.
1. The absence of light; blackness; obscurity; gloom.
And darkness was upon the face of the deep.Gen. i. 2.
2. A state of privacy; secrecy.
What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light.Matt. x. 27.
3. A state of ignorance or error, especially on moral or religious subjects; hence, wickedness; impurity.
Men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.John. iii. 19.
Pursue these sons of darkness: drive them outMilton.
From all heaven's bounds.
4. Want of clearness or perspicuity; obscurity; as, the darkness of a subject, or of a discussion.
5. A state of distress or trouble.
A day of clouds and of thick darkness.Joel. ii. 2.