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Synonyms for darken
ˈdɑr kən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. darken(verb)

    become dark or darker

    "The sky darkened"

    Antonyms:
    brighten, lighten up, lighten

  2. darken(verb)

    tarnish or stain

    "a scandal that darkened the family's good name"

    Antonyms:
    lighten, lighten up, brighten

  3. darken(verb)

    make dark or darker

    "darken a room"

    Antonyms:
    lighten up, brighten, lighten

Wiktionary

  1. darken(verb)

    Synonyms:
    blacken

  2. darken(verb)

    To make dark or darker by reducing light.

    Synonyms:
    blacken

  3. darken(verb)

    To become dark or darker (having less light).

    Synonyms:
    blacken

  4. darken(verb)

    To make dark or darker in colour.

    Synonyms:
    blacken

  5. darken(verb)

    To become dark or darker in colour.

    Synonyms:
    blacken

  6. darken(verb)

    To render gloomy, dark(er) of mood

    Synonyms:
    blacken

  7. darken(verb)

    To become gloomy, dark of mood

    Synonyms:
    blacken

  8. darken(verb)

    To blind, impair eyesight

    Synonyms:
    blacken

  9. darken(verb)

    To be blinded, loose clear vision

    Synonyms:
    blacken

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. darken(v)

    Synonyms:
    blacken, color, dye, soil, stain

    Antonyms:
    blanch, bleach, make white, whiten, whitewash

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. darken(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    obscure, cloud, dim, shade, shadow, make dark, make dim

  2. darken(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    grow dark

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. darken(v)

    Synonyms:
    shade, obscure, infuscate, shadow, becloud, obfuscate, perplex, confuse, sully, tarnish, discolor

How to pronounce darken?

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How to use darken in a sentence?

  1. Patrick Henry:

    Suffer not yourselves to be betrayed with a kiss. Ask yourselves how this gracious reception of our petition comports with those warlike preparations which cover our waters and darken our land. Are fleets and armies necessary to a work of love and reconciliation? Have we shown ourselves so unwilling to be reconciled, that force must be called in to win back our love? Let us not deceive ourselves, sir. These are the implements of war and subjugationthe last arguments to which kings resort.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes deeper down to the bone, to darken the core. It's always the Inner Beauty that shines through and brightens our world.

  3. Konrad Steffen:

    If you darken the ice then it melts faster. These are new insights.

  4. Logan Pearsall Smith, Afterthoughts (1931) "Life and Human Nature":

    How many of our daydreams would darken into nightmares if there seemed any danger of their coming true!

  5. Dave Jones:

    Remember, the sun is 93 million miles away. The shadow of the moon will still darken the sky, if it is cloudy ,it will get even darker.


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