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[dahrk-suh m] /ˈdɑrk səm/
dark; darkish.
Origin of darksome
First recorded in 1520-30; dark + -some1
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darksomeness, noun Unabridged
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  • Then I left, and not too soon, for as I crept down the darksome passage, I heard it open behind me.

    Ayesha H. Rider Haggard
  • She swore it in that shadowy spot—in that dread and darksome hour.

    The Quadroon Mayne Reid
  • Long I wished to see the jungle where steals not the solar ray, Take me to the darksome forest, husband, let me go to-day!

    Maha-bharata Anonymous
  • The way of the wicked is darksome; they know not her into the wilderness, and I will speak to where they fall.

  • Sweet-mouthed she was, and fair he wist; And again in the darksome wood they kissed.

    Poems by the Way William Morris
  • The wayfarer entered a darksome passage that led to an inner court.

    Marse Henry (Vol. 2) Henry Watterson
  • I inquired, pointing to a thatched roof nigh unto the darksome line of trees against the sky.

  • "Come in," he whispered, and all four of them passed into a darksome passage.

    Lysbeth H. Rider Haggard
  • The way of the wicked is darksome: they know not where they fall.

  • It was apparently about two hundred feet in height, and in the centre of its face yawned a great square hole, black and darksome.

British Dictionary definitions for darksome


(literary) dark or darkish
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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