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ˈdɑrk səmdark·some

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  1. darksomeadjective

    Dark; gloomy; obscure; shaded; cheerless.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Darksomeadjective

    Gloomy; obscure; not well enlightened; not luminous.

    Etymology: from dark.

    He brought him through a darksome narrow pass,
    To a broad gate, all built of beaten gold. Fairy Queen, b. ii.

    And her fair eyes, like stars that dimmed were
    With darksome cloud, now shew their goodly beams. Edmund Spenser.

    You must not look to have an image, or the like, in any thing that is lightsome; for even a face in iron, red-hot, will not be seen, the light confounding the small differences of lightsome and darksome which shew the figure. Francis Bacon, N. Hist.

    A darksome cloud of locusts, swarming down,
    Must eat, and on the ground leave nothing green. John Milton.

    He here with us to be,
    Forsook the courts of everlasting day,
    And chose with us a darksome house of mortal clay. John Milton.

    Mistaken blessing, which old age they call,
    ’Tis a long, nasty, darksome hospital. John Dryden, Juvenal.

    The darksome pines that o’er yon’ rocks reclin’d,
    Wave high, and murmur to the hollow wind. Alexander Pope.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Darksomeadjective

    dark; gloomy; obscure; shaded; cheerless

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of darksome in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of darksome in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of darksome in a Sentence

  1. Johann von Goethe:

    Who never ate his bread in sorrow, Who never spent the darksome hours Weeping, and watching for the morrow,-- He knows ye not, ye gloomy Powers.

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