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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
exp.
ein finster blickender Mann
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"finster": examples and translations in context
Diese Magie ist finster, Bonnie. This magic is dark, Bonnie.
Das ist finster, sogar für dich. That's dark, even for you.
- Schau, der Stepan ist so finster. - Look, Stepan's so gloomy.
Es ist etwas finster hier drin. Seems a little gloomy in here.
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.
Und finster, das sind sie, Alexander. For they are dark, Alexander.
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