Dusky synonyms

dŭs'kē
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(Of colour) Dull or deeper in hue; not bright or light.
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The definition of gloomy is dark, depressing or dim.
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Giving shade
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The definition of swarthy is someone who has a dark complexion.
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The definition of tawny is a brownish, yellowish tan color.
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(UK dialectal) Black.
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Made of ebony wood.
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Of the fur of the sable:
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Dark-colored
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Not bright, vivid, or shiny:
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Somewhat black
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Not cheerful; gloomy; dreary
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Marked with indistinct masses or streaks:
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Emitting only a small amount of light; faint:
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(Poetic) Made of ebony.
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Lacking light; dim; dark; murky
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(Meteorology) The sky is said to be overcast, when it is more than 90% covered by clouds.
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Full of or dark with shadow:
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Dull or dark in color:
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Not encumbered; unembarrassed; clear of impediments; hence, active; nimble; swift.
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Clear or brilliant in color or sound; vivid or intense
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Free of obstacles.
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Of a complexion tending toward brown or black
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Having dark brown or black hair or eyes.
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Somewhat black
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Having a relatively dark skin.
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Of or like twilight; dim, obscure, etc.
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Full of or bathed in the softly diffused light associated with twilight
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Synonym Study

  • Swarthy and tawny both refer only to color, swarthy suggesting a dark brown verging on black a swarthy complexion and tawny, a yellowish brown or tan tawny hair See also syn. study at dark.
  • Dusky suggests a darkness of color or an absence of light, verging on blackness dusky twilight or, in reference to complexion, a shadowy quality
Find another word for dusky. In this page you can discover 31 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for dusky, like: dark, gloomy, shady, murky, swarthy, tawny, swart, ebony, sable, and dull.