darkly

[ dahrk-lee ]
/ ˈdɑrk li /

adverb

so as to appear dark.
vaguely; mysteriously.
in a vaguely threatening or menacing manner: He hinted darkly that we had not heard the last of the matter.
imperfectly; faintly.

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Origin of darkly

before 1000; Middle English derkly, Old English deorclīce (in figurative sense only). See dark, -ly
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