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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
to be grimly determined
things look bleak
the old house looked quite sinister
'finster' also found in translations in English-German dictionary
jdn finster ansehen
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.
Damals standen wir finster und völlig mutlos um diesen erbärmlichen Schreiner herum. There we were, gathered together, gloomy and despondent... around that single meager woodcutter.
Ich hatte mir die alle finster und engstirnig vorgestellt. Well, I expected them to be all glowering and stern, but they weren't.
Sie sind unten und starren mich finster an, aber das ist mir egal. They're downstairs right now glowering at me but I don't care.
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