darkling

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dar·kling

 (där′klĭng)
adv.
In the dark.
adj.
1. Occurring or enacted in the dark.
2. Dark; dim.
n.
The dark: "She carried some rugs for me through the shrubbery in the darkling" (H.G. Wells).

darkling

(ˈdɑːklɪŋ)
adv, adj
in the dark or night
adj
darkening or almost dark; obscure
[C15: from dark + -ling2]

dark•ling

(ˈdɑrk lɪŋ)

adv.
1. in the dark.
adj.
2. dark; obscure.
[1425–75; late Middle English derkelyng; see dark, -ling2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.darkling - uncannily or threateningly dark or obscure; "a darkling glance"; "secret operatives and darkling conspiracies"-Archibald MacLeish
dark - devoid of or deficient in light or brightness; shadowed or black; "sitting in a dark corner"; "a dark day"; "dark shadows"; "dark as the inside of a black cat"
2.darkling - (poetic) occurring in the dark or night; "a darkling journey"
poesy, poetry, verse - literature in metrical form
dark - devoid of or deficient in light or brightness; shadowed or black; "sitting in a dark corner"; "a dark day"; "dark shadows"; "dark as the inside of a black cat"