1. Adjective.  Having an absolute or (more often) relative lack of light.
  2. Adjective.  (context, of colour) Dull or deeper in hue; not bright or light.
  3. Adjective.  Hidden, secret.
  4. Adjective.  Without moral or spiritual light; sinister, malign.
  5. Adjective.  Conducive to hopelessness; depressing or bleak.
  6. Adjective.  Lacking progress in science or the arts; said of a time period.
  7. Adjective.  With emphasis placed on the unpleasant aspects of life; said of a work of fiction, a work of nonfiction presented in narrative form or a portion of either.
  8. Adjective.  (context, of a source of light) Extinguished.
  9. Adjective.  (context, betting) Having racing capability not widely known.
  10. Noun.  A complete or (more often) partial absence of light.
  11. Noun.  (uncountable) Ignorance.
  12. Noun.  (uncountable) Nightfall.

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