What is another word for darkens?

Pronunciation: [dˈɑːkənz] (IPA)

The word "darkens" means to make something darker by decreasing the level of light or brightness. Synonyms for "darkens" are shadow, obscure, dim, blacken, gloom, tint, darken, haze, cloud, and deepen. Shadow refers to reducing the light that falls on an object. Obscure means to make something unclear by hiding or making it indistinct. Dim refers to making light less bright. Blacken means to add the color black to an object. Gloom conveys a feeling of sadness and darkness. Tint means to color something with a shade or hue. Darken and deepen both mean to make something more intense. Haze and cloud refer to making something unclear by adding a layer of opacity or density.

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Usage examples for Darkens

Since then a shade of fickleness darkens the otherwise favourable recollection she has of you.
"The Dead Lake and Other Tales"
Paul Heyse
Slaveholding, as it most generally exists, darkens the mind, deadens the soul, and brutalizes the affections, of its victims.
"Slavery and the Constitution"
William Ingersoll Bowditch
In all the long catalogue of superstitious rites that darkens the page of man's history, I cannot imagine a picture more horribly exciting than that of the Indian priest, with his white dress and long hair clotted with gore, performing his murderous sacrifices at this lofty height, in full view of the people throughout the whole extent of the city.
"Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol. I."
John L. Stephens

Famous quotes with Darkens

  • The quest for riches darkens the sense of right and wrong.
    Antiphanes
  • A dark and terrible side of this sense of community of interests is the fear of a horrible common destiny which in these days of atomic weapons darkens men's minds all around the globe.
    Emily Greene Balch
  • Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.
    J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.
    J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Hatred paralyzes life love releases it. Hatred confuses life love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life love illumines it.
    Martin Luther King

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