dusky+shadowy

  • 1dusky — [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 …

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  • 2dusky — [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,… …

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  • 3dusky — 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… …

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  • 4dusky — adjective 1) the dusky countryside Syn: shadowy, dark, dim, gloomy, murky, shady; unlit, unilluminated; sunless, moonless Ant: bright 2) dated a dusky complexion …

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  • 5dusky — 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 …

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  • 6dusky — 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] * * * …

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  • 7dusky — 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 …

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  • 8shadowy — Synonyms and related words: air built, airy, aleatoric, aleatory, amorphous, asomatous, astral, blear, bleared, bleary, blind, blobby, blurred, blurry, bodiless, bosky, bowery, broad, cadaverous, chance, chancy, chaotic, chimerical, clear as mud …

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  • 9dusky — a. 1. Obscure, murky, dim, shadowy, cloudy, shady, overcast, somewhat dark. 2. Dark, dark colored …

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  • 10dusky — adj 1. shadowy, shady, dim, dark, unlit, unilluminated, Literary. darkling; gray, cloudy, foggy, misty, hazy, murky; overcast, gloomy, somber, lowering, tenebrous, obscure. 2. darkish, dark colored, grayish, dingy, sooty, smoky, fuliginous,… …

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  • 11dusky — dusk•y [[t]ˈdʌs ki[/t]] adj. dusk•i•er, dusk•i•est 1) somewhat dark; dimly lit; shadowy 2) having dark skin 3) of a dark color 4) gloomy; sad • Etymology: 1550–60; dusk II+ y dusk′i•ly, adv. dusk′i•ness, n …

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  • 12dusky — adj. (duskier, duskiest) 1 shadowy; dim. 2 dark coloured, darkish. Derivatives: duskily adv. duskiness n …

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  • 13dim — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. faint, dusky, shadowy; see dark 1 . See Synonym Study at dark . • take a dim view of, Syn. suspect, disapprove, be skeptical about; see doubt 2 , oppose 1 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. 1. poorly lit faint, dusky,… …

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  • 14dusk — [dusk] adj. [ME, by metathesis < OE dox, dark colored: for IE base see DUN1] Old Poet. dark in color; dusky; shadowy n. 1. the time of evening when it is beginning to get dark; dim part of twilight 2. gloom; dusky quality vt., vi. to make or… …

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  • 15shady — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. shadowy, indistinct; informal, uncertain, questionable, sinister. See cloudiness, improbity. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Shaded] Syn. dusky, shadowy, adumbral, in the shade, sheltered, out of the sun …

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  • 16Obscure — Ob*scure ([o^]b*sk[=u]r ), a. [Compar. {Obscurer} ([o^]b*sk[=u]r [ e]r); superl. {Obscurest}.] [L. obscurus, orig., covered; ob (see {Ob }) + a root probably meaning, to cover; cf. L. scutum shield, Skr. sku to cover: cf. F. obscur. Cf. {Sky}.]… …

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  • 17Obscure rays — Obscure Ob*scure ([o^]b*sk[=u]r ), a. [Compar. {Obscurer} ([o^]b*sk[=u]r [ e]r); superl. {Obscurest}.] [L. obscurus, orig., covered; ob (see {Ob }) + a root probably meaning, to cover; cf. L. scutum shield, Skr. sku to cover: cf. F. obscur. Cf.… …

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  • 18Obscurer — Obscure Ob*scure ([o^]b*sk[=u]r ), a. [Compar. {Obscurer} ([o^]b*sk[=u]r [ e]r); superl. {Obscurest}.] [L. obscurus, orig., covered; ob (see {Ob }) + a root probably meaning, to cover; cf. L. scutum shield, Skr. sku to cover: cf. F. obscur. Cf.… …

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  • 19Obscurest — Obscure Ob*scure ([o^]b*sk[=u]r ), a. [Compar. {Obscurer} ([o^]b*sk[=u]r [ e]r); superl. {Obscurest}.] [L. obscurus, orig., covered; ob (see {Ob }) + a root probably meaning, to cover; cf. L. scutum shield, Skr. sku to cover: cf. F. obscur. Cf.… …

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  • 20dark — 1. adjective 1) a dark night Syn: black, pitch black, jet black, inky; unlit, unilluminated; starless, moonless; dingy, gloomy, dusky, shadowy, shady; literary Stygian Ant: bright …

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