Dusky

  • 1 Dusky — Dusk y, a. 1. Partially dark or obscure; not luminous; dusk; as, a dusky valley. [1913 Webster] Through dusky lane and wrangling mart. Keble. [1913 Webster] 2. Tending to blackness in color; partially black; dark colored; not bright; as, a dusky… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 dusky — [dus′kē] adj. duskier, duskiest 1. somewhat dark in color; esp., swarthy 2. lacking light; dim; shadowy 3. gloomy; melancholy SYN. DARK duskily adv. duskiness n. SYN. DUSKY suggests a darkness of color or …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 dusky — index indistinct, nebulous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 dusky — 1550s, somewhat dark, from DUSK (Cf. dusk) + Y (Cf. y) (2) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 dusky — dim, *dark, obscure, murky, gloomy …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 dusky — [adj] dark hued; murky adusk, bistered, bleak, brunette, caliginous, cheerless, cloudy, crepuscular, dark, dark complexioned, darkish, desolate, dim, dismal, dull, funereal, gloomy, joyless, lightless, obscure, overcast, sable, shadowy, shady,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 dusky — ► ADJECTIVE (duskier, duskiest) ▪ darkish in colour. DERIVATIVES duskily adverb duskiness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 dusky — [[t]dʌ̱ski[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED Dusky means rather dark. [LITERARY] Heavy gold earrings gleamed against her dusky cheeks... He was walking down the road one dusky Friday evening. 2) COMB in COLOUR A dusky colour is soft rather than bright.… …

    English dictionary

  • 9 dusky — 1. adjective /ˈdʌs.ki/ a) Dimly lit, as at dusk (evening). I like it when it is dusky, just before the street lights come on. b) A shade of color that is rather dark. The dusky rose was of a muted color, not clashing with any of the other colors …

    Wiktionary

  • 10 dusky — dusk|y [ˈdʌski] adj dark or not very bright in colour ▪ The room was filled with dusky shadows. dusky pink/orange/blue etc ▪ a dusky pink room …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 dusky — adjective dark or not very bright in colour: The room was filled with dusky shadows. | dusky pink/orange/blue etc: a dusky pink room …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 dusky — UK [ˈdʌskɪ] / US adjective Word forms dusky : adjective dusky comparative duskier superlative duskiest literary 1) not very bright a dusky pink 2) dark, because of shadows or because night is coming 3) with dark skin. This word is now considered… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 dusky — I (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Shadowy] Syn. gloomy, shady, murky; see dark 1 , dull 2 . 2. [Dark colored] Syn. dark, swarthy, tawny, swart, ebony, sable, dark complexioned. Syn. dusky suggests a darkness of color or an absence of light, verging on… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 14 dusky — adjective 1) the dusky countryside Syn: shadowy, dark, dim, gloomy, murky, shady; unlit, unilluminated; sunless, moonless Ant: bright 2) dated a dusky complexion …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 15 dusky — adj. Dusky is used with these nouns: ↑pink …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16 dusky — dusk|y [ dʌski ] adjective LITERARY 1. ) not very bright: a dusky pink 2. ) dark, because of shadows or because night is coming 3. ) with dark skin. This word is now often considered offensive …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 dusky — adjective (duskier, duskiest) darkish in colour. ↘dated or literary (of a person) dark skinned or black: a dusky maiden. Derivatives duskily adverb duskiness noun …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 18 dusky — adjective (duskier; est) Date: 1558 1. somewhat dark in color; specifically having dark skin 2. marked by slight or deficient light ; shadowy • duskily adverb • duskiness noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 dusky — duskily, adv. duskiness, n. /dus kee/, adj., duskier, duskiest. 1. somewhat dark; having little light; dim; shadowy. 2. having dark skin. 3. of a dark color. 4. gloomy; sad. [1550 60; DUSK2 + Y1] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 20 dusky — Synonyms and related words: acheronian, ambiguous, amphibological, black, blackish, bleak, brunet, caliginous, cheerless, crepuscular, dark, dark colored, dark complexioned, dark skinned, darkish, darksome, desolate, dim, dimmish, dimpsy, dismal …

    Moby Thesaurus


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