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See definition of darkly on Dictionary.com
  • as inhopelessly
  • as inobscurely

synonyms for darkly

  • desperately
  • sadly
  • dispiritedly
  • cynically
  • dejectedly
  • desolately
  • despairingly
  • despondently
  • disconsolately
  • dismally
  • emptily
  • gloomily
  • pessimistically
  • spiritlessly

antonyms for darkly

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  • confidently
  • expectantly
  • hopefully
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    How to use darkly in a sentence

    Things hit a snag when one of the girls misses a meeting—setting off a narrative that is equal parts thrilling and darkly funny.
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    Knowing that Morris’s films were darkly revealing about his subjects, I asked Bob what his capacity for further excoriation and humiliation would be.
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    When it comes to the draft, we’re all looking through a glass darkly, and that extends even to the professionals.
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    Pino and Lobato aren’t what I’d call careful in this lightning-paced thriller, whose tone vacillates between darkly comic and sincerely tragic.
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    These are exquisite seances in line with the sonic traditions she pioneered a ­half-century ago, but suffused with the darkly tinted wisdom of a life entering its winter.
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    In a clever and darkly comic video released in December, he reconstructed the who, what and why of his own poisoning.
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    But that sin was of small importance compared to the other revelations, so darkly hinted at by Aunty Rosa.
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    Marius frowned darkly, but before he could speak, Tressan was insinuating a compliment to the Marquise.
    ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
    The camphor tree overhead was thrown out darkly against the stars, like its own shadow.
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    "There may have been reasons," Diana suggested darkly, and Sir Rowland's eyes narrowed at the hint.
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    OCTOBER 26, 1985
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    WORDS RELATED TO DARKLY

    • cynically
    • darkly
    • dejectedly
    • desolately
    • despairingly
    • desperately
    • despondently
    • disconsolately
    • dismally
    • dispiritedly
    • emptily
    • gloomily
    • pessimistically
    • sadly
    • spiritlessly
    Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.