darksome

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From dark +‎ -some.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

darksome (comparative more darksome, superlative most darksome)

  1. (poetic) Characterised by darkness; gloomy; obscure
    • Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Love
      That sometimes from the savage den,
      And sometimes from the darksome shade,
      And sometimes staring up at once
      In green and sunny glade.
    • 1847, Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre, 1st edition, chapter XII, pages 221-222
      [] to cross the silent hall, to ascend the darksome staircase, to seek my own lonely little room, []
    Synonyms: shaded, cheerless