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finster

  
fins•ter  
1       adj  
a    (=ohne Licht)   dark  
[Zimmer, Wald, Nacht]   dark (and gloomy)  
im Finstern      in the dark  
im Finstern liegen      to be in darkness  
b    (=dubios)   shady
c    (=mürrisch, verdrossen, düster)   grim  
[Wolken]   dark, black
d      (fig)   (=unaufgeklärt)   dark  
das finster(st)e Mittelalter      the Dark Ages    pl     
e    (=unheimlich)   [Gestalt, Blick, Gedanken, Drohung, Verschwörung]   sinister
2       adv  
a    (=mürrisch)   grimly  
es sieht finster aus        (fig)   things look bleak  
finster entschlossen sein      to be grimly determined  
jdn finster ansehen      to give sb a black   (Brit)  or dirty   (US)   look  
b    (=unheimlich)  
das alte Haus sah ziemlich finster aus      the old house looked quite sinister  
Translation German - English Collins Dictionary  
jdn finster ansehen exp.
to give sb a black {or} dirty look

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Collaborative Dictionary     German-English
exp.
to be grimly determined
exp.
things look bleak
[Fig.]
exp.
the old house looked quite sinister
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jdn finster ansehen
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ein finster blickender Mann
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"finster": examples and translations in context
Und finster, das sind sie, Alexander. For they are dark, Alexander.
Während der Ceausescu-Zeit war es in Odorheiu Secuiesc, Rumänien, gefährlich finster. During Ceausescu's times, the nights in Odorheiu Secuiesc, Romania, were treacherously dark.
- Schau, der Stepan ist so finster. - Look, Stepan's so gloomy.
Es ist etwas finster hier drin. Seems a little gloomy in here.
Manchmal erscheinen sie aber finster und wild. At other times, they seem sullen and wild
Vernachlässigt ihre Erscheinung, er einsam und finster wird, dann sesshaft ist, spricht nur von seinen Gebrechen, wird der ewige Pessimist, gilt als ein sozialer Parasit, eine Belastung. Neglects her appearance, he becomes lonely and sullen, it is sedentary, speaks only of his infirmities, becomes the eternal pessimist, is considered a social parasite, an encumbrance.
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