V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: unpleasantly damp and cold

Synonyms: moist, wet, damp, chilly, clammy

Antonyms: dry, warm, cozy

Tips: Dank is an old Scandinavian word, referring to a moist or marshy place in a field. Its modern meaning includes any unpleasantly wet place. Dankness is the related noun.

Usage Examples:

The cellar's dank atmosphere gave Zoe the creeps, and she shivered in her thin sweater. (damp and cold)

The dankness of the building is a health hazard; residents should be provided with dehumidifiers and space heaters. (dampness, wetness) noun

She hated going down to the dank basement and wished it wasn't so damp and chilly down there. (damp and chilly)

The dank atmosphere of the old church did not make it a pleasant place to worship. (damp and chilly)

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