Synonym of darkening

Alternative for darkening

darkens, darkened, darkening

Antonym: brighten, lighten,

Adjective

Having a somber or dismal atmosphere or nature
dismal bleak miserable dark dreary depressing desolate gloomy sombre cheerless comfortless funereal solemn somber forlorn morose depressive glum sullen wretched cold dire disconsolate drear godforsaken gray morbid black chill grey lugubrious murky plutonian saturnine sepulchral tenebrific tenebrous cloudy dreich elegiac elegiacal lonely lonesome sunless Cimmerian joyless sad melancholy grim mournful unhappy doleful depressed blue sorrowful drab dejected dolorous woeful dull disheartening despondent dour melancholic dispiriting woebegone uninviting downcast oppressive crestfallen down in the dumps dingy down hopeless unwelcoming discouraging grave dim down in the mouth austere pessimistic abject distressed dispirited in the dumps in low spirits bare inhospitable stark serious downhearted clinical impersonal humourless humorless pathetic sorry mourning institutional teary heartrending saddening heartbreaking tearful cast down unpromising mirthless drearisome spiritless moody dirgelike severe rueful bland low moping dejecting draggy mopey uncomfortable low-spirited unsmiling wintery afflicted piteous wintry jarring sober hurting down-and-out broken-hearted lamenting grief-stricken grieving devastated despairing inconsolable foreboding ominous anguished heavy-hearted dirge-like earnest sedate sulky long-faced stern taciturn weighty staid in a blue funk sourpuss stony-faced muted no-nonsense subdued poker-faced uncaring ruined abandoned deserted unimpassioned waste solitary spartan Eeyorish unmoved sorrowing sinister heartbroken unpropitious unfavorable unfavourable overcast defeatist poignant plaintive horrible distressing brooding obscure deathly hollow Stygian adverse disadvantageous inauspicious nostalgic maudlin in the pits chap-fallen sunk in gloom atrocious portentous threnodic threnodial exequial funebrial deathlike bad-tempered grumpy uncommunicative moving touching bereft frowning glowering troubled phlegmatic ill-tempered unresponsive given to looking on the black side in the doldrums hard having blue devils singing the blues having the blahs crushed lorn upset companionless forbidding acheronian tragic cut up oppressed weary dragged crabbed mopish surly chapfallen broody ugly blue funk bad heartsick heartsore brokenhearted hangdog heavyhearted saddened droopy lamentable disheartened grievous discouraged deplorable dreadful harrowing awful fed up pitiful terrible unpleasant unfortunate pitiable appalling painful poor upsetting heart-rending distressful horrendous bitter harsh sour disturbing shocking daunting in pain lousy disappointed vile ghastly desperate frightening mean horrid regrettable demoralized frightful brassed off horrifying rotten downbeat cheesed off lachrymose disagreeable sick as a parrot disappointing off-putting shadowy demoralised worrying troublesome regretful horrific suffering macabre disquieting bummed out troubling direful agonizing cruel hostile affecting gut-wrenching pained traumatic agonising threatening gruesome foul agonized impoverished choked negative execrable calamitous tragical displeasing sickening ruthful nasty weeping intimidating loathsome monstrous agonised fearsome heavy terrifying unlucky nightmarish destroyed offensive in despair disconcerting menacing galling shot down base dangerous objectionable down and out discomforting revolting worthless unfriendly doomy distasteful unpalatable scurvy scowling abominable disastrous churlish grisly irksome dolent tough tear-jerking alarming repulsive detestable difficult unnerving stressful demoralizing repugnant boring lurid weighed down abhorrent scary excruciating unwelcome hair-raising out of sorts contemptible paltry despicable baleful as sick as a parrot weepy shameful rough sordid undesirable catastrophic grouchy repellent crushing plangent clouded hideous fierce rugged perturbing demoralising stirring torturous dismayed ill-boding colourless lowering shabby crummy scungy fearful barren afflictive dread unamusing tormenting tortured bodeful egregious cast-down afflicting dismaying irritable monotonous gross ill-humoured colorless pitiless redoubtable bleeding ill-humored formidable terrific shady spine-chilling hurtful sunk parlous chilling ill-fated perilous exigent cynical remorseful minatory stony exacting taxing unproductive disenchanting sterile pensive infertile dry tormented worrisome squalid gruff arid bony boney dead desert unfertile hardscrabble intense unappealing shamefaced crepuscular beggarly unsettling wild discontented disgruntled ill suspicious ruinous straight tedious nauseating piqued wistful agitating sheepish inferior enervated stinking cataclysmic mean-looking wailing aching deploring bewailing bemoaning funeral dolesome brutal flat compassionate arousing commiserative low in spirits disgusting louring indigent huffy dusky peeved shattered hairy fraught troublous outrageous cross put out listless unspeakable caliginous gutted intolerable racked diabolical heinous uncomic outcast devastating crying darkened distraught hellacious darkish down-hearted vexatious fateful unsociable nebulous unlit daunted unbearable godawful abysmal extreme sick bowed down mumpish pressing adust strained leaden vicious crabby unilluminated all torn up in sorrow in mourning doomed ruthless merciless resigned mardy to be pitied disgraceful beastly obscured annoying odious irritating ripped full of sorrow spooky ferocious opaque pitchy stygian lightless rayless apocalyptic ill-omened unkind on a downer repellant down-in-the-mouth trying heart-breaking dusk poverty-stricken unpleasing uncongenial long-suffering vexing taken down serious-minded torn up in a bad mood in a funk sick at heart harmful uninspiring lackluster lifeless lacklustre heavy-going deep unexciting blah uninteresting pitch-black pitch-dark humdrum unlikely unencouraging unamused merciful full of despair formal grieved cheap inadequate insignificant apathetic dirgeful dysphoric routine uniform unoptimistic uncultivated gaunt degrading lame broken angst-ridden overwhelmed regimented without energy abashed sapped skeptical sable beseeching imploring commiserable entreating supplicating savage defeated bereaved heavy with grief mortified overcome with sorrow dolorific bowed lowered torn-up discontent unsatisfied unconsolable gloom-ridden suicidal untoward depressant empty dimmed disillusioned taken aback deflated off sluggish repentant contrite dampening hateful helpless evil-looking sorry for oneself sceptical glaring bummed-out griefstricken damp traumatized overcome pining testing fatalistic emo bearish darksome apologetic penitent acherontic unearthly creepy sorry for yourself atrabilious dampened drooping dashed sagging feeble insufferable dreaded let-down not happy fatal bewildering frustrating have the blahs full of gloom looking as if one had lost a pound and found a penny feeling down darkling traumatised frantic anxious looking on the black side uninhabited unfruitful unmitigable very sad let down in the toilet low-down deadly eerie doom-laden life-threatening suggestive of evil nefarious iniquitous flagrant small derisible meagre meager mephitical perplexing aggravating hellish revulsive petrifying excessive inconvenient punk ghostly gory grotesque feel-bad unforgiving soppy sentimental mawkish void unpopulated without hope up the creek flagitious self-reproachful compunctious conscience-stricken steely flinty ungentle critical crucial repressing hindering deterring dissuading inopportune hard-pressed doubtful treacherous injurious precarious jeopardous rocky very bad straitened discommodious full of hardship messy strabilious no-win ill-lit poorly lit badly lit alarmist distrustful doubting unappetizing unattractive untempting grewsome nightmare urgent chilly unenthusiastic fallow villainous trashy shoddy filthy disapproving unsympathetic premonitory weird spookish drastic derisory destitute lethal mortal can't win blubbering blubbery sobbing moist snivelling tear-filled wet bawling sniveling whimpering watery crippling irretrievable unhealthy not hopeful not encouraging at the end of your tether not a prayer at end of one's rope in the soup hard-faced stringent hapless destructive cantankerous sinistrous baneful augural malificent doomful impending precursive warning minacious presaging malign suggestive prophetic prescient malefic haunting chronic ashamed bored tired testy peevish God-awful death-obsessed resentful pouting petulant oppressing discomposing unsavory mortifying doom and gloom unsatisfactory icky unacceptable obnoxious unendurable annoyed snappish crotchety crusty fractious hurt ill-starred grotty grody yucky uncool yukky awkward nauseous unenticing waspish luckless vexed perverse chippy aloof angry pouty irked exasperated irritated in tears unsavoury unlovely concerning wounded degraded ailing withdrawn uncooperative obstinate sourpussed querulous stroppy out of humour fretful ornery sulking tyrannical jaded wearied narked dictatorial repressive nerve-racking nail-biting extremely bad nerve-wracking ignominious debased domineering autocratic sated surfeited hacked off dissatisfied satiated blasé hazy despotic unjust undemocratic inhuman draconian in a huff in a mood in the sulks in a strop having a fit of the sulks exposed windswept tyrannous burdensome overwhelming misty foggy humble servile ignoble unworthy slavish reprehensible menial authoritarian iron-fisted not best pleased sick and tired overbearing anti-democratic punitive searing murderous onerous unfair imperious coercive relentless stiff hardhanded inexorable nubilous unclear beclouded overclouded hazed dishonourable high-handed peremptory overweening up to here rainy subfusc ironhanded backbreaking heavy-handed confining headache rough going demanding hefty superincumbent grovelling dishonorable humiliated subservient meek groveling deferent self-effacing clouded over

Verb

Present participle for to make, or become, dark, dim, or indistinct
blackening obscuring shading clouding dimming eclipsing fogging shadowing beclouding dusking overshadowing bedimming befogging blearing blurring deepening dislimning hazing misting overcasting overclouding shrouding blacking out closing in louring fuzzing up graying greying growing black growing blacker growing dark growing darker making black making blacker making dark making dim murking obfuscating clouding over growing dim making darker becoming shaded clouding up toning down casting a shadow veiling adumbrating muddying concealing blotting out hiding covering confusing muddling masking screening making unclear casting a shadow over muddying the waters cloaking dulling blanketing blocking obstructing enveloping shielding becoming cloudy garbling blinding occulting obnubilating glooming blocking out fading complicating extinguishing obliterating becoming gloomy becoming overcast filming mantling enshrouding making indistinct benighting jumbling making hazy making vague tarnishing distorting misting over curtaining bedarkening fuzzing showering becoming black growing leaden turning black overhanging umbraging sheltering inumbrating becoming leaden fuddling rattling making obscure burying camouflaging blocking off the light to casting a shadow on enveloping in shadow suppressing disguising encasing ensconcing pettifogging belying hindering caching wrapping stonewalling bemisting smudging putting out of sight blanking out covering up papering over keeping out of sight unfocusing unfocussing spotting blotting staining smearing besmearing dazing blemishing glaring discoloring discolouring dazzling tainting becoming dim mixing up becoming vague becoming fuzzy becoming less sharp becoming hazy becoming indistinct making less distinct convoluting perplexing confounding discombobulating befuddling ravelling raveling embroiling tangling confuscating leading astray making more difficult disorienting misinforming twisting misleading rendering uncertain entangling making complex making a mess of making difficult muddying up mystifying puzzling flummoxing bamboozling addling stupefying distracting from becoming blurred streaking baffling repressing misrepresenting miring bemusing bewildering colouring coloring equivocating falsifying vexing beating foxing mazing buffaloing graveling gravelling muddying the waters of posing clouding the issue getting throwing up smoke screen throwing a veil over misting up messing up opaquing fogging over steaming up becoming misty becoming covered in condensation becoming clouded steaming fogging up forming mist glazing over filming over making cloudy becoming obscure

Verb

Present participle for to tarnish with something undesirable
staining tainting tarnishing blemishing poisoning vitiating marring spoiling touching ruining clouding casting a shadow over casting a pall over putting a damper on taking the pleasure out of taking the enjoyment out of enveloping in gloom overshadowing blighting taking the fun out of scarring impairing flawing mutilating injuring deforming disfiguring maiming defacing mangling detracting from destroying undoing wrecking upsetting blasting sabotaging scuppering dashing torpedoing scotching messing up nixing banjaxing queering dishing euchring mullering fouling up cruelling screwing up doing for making a mess of lousing up mucking up taking the shine off taking the edge off blowing a hole in putting the kibosh on ballsing up bringing to naught throwing a monkey wrench in the works of throwing a spanner in the works of shattering devastating crushing demolishing smashing stymieing quashing frustrating putting paid to disrupting quelling playing havoc with doing in putting an end to putting the lid on ending preventing overturning neutralizing thwarting annihilating blowing defeating making a hash of bringing to an end putting a stop to neutralising damaging hampering obstructing wreaking havoc on foiling cancelling out canceling out rendering ineffective toppling nullifying extinguishing trashing wracking decimating razing overthrowing wiping out undermining reducing to nothing negating subverting decaying afflicting disappointing glitching up squelching harming crippling obliterating putting at risk eradicating stopping botching hindering blocking disabling exploding bursting popping making of no use or value derailing outmanoeuvring outmaneuvering breaking having outsmarting offsetting crimping abating overreaching skinning cramping abolishing impoverishing outfoxing crazing unbuilding prohibiting working against bringing down making waves bringing to nought wreaking havoc with rattling blowing up halting annulling killing counteracting ceasing raining on someone's parade totaling totalling disorganizing disarranging interfering with disordering disturbing retarding convulsing slowing unsettling impeding holding up delaying wasting desolating creaming nuking vaporizing deranging slowing down turning upside-down trouncing vaporising tumbling laying in ruins laying waste rubbing out putting out of action destructing breaking up pulling down tearing down slaughtering putting out of commission causing confusion in throwing into disarray throwing into disorder throwing into confusion causing turmoil in

Verb

Present participle for to become dark or dim, typically of a source of light

Verb

Present participle for to become, or to make, less bright, especially of a light source

Verb

Present participle for to darken or color with lines or a block of color

Antonym of darkening

darkening Idiom, Proverb

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