Definitions for darknessˈdɑrk nɪs
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the state or quality of being dark.
absence or deficiency of light:
the darkness of night.
wickedness or evil:
the forces of darkness.
lack of knowledge or enlightenment.
lack of sight; blindness.
Origin of darkness:
absence of light or illumination
darkness, dark, shadow(noun)
an unilluminated area
"he moved off into the darkness"
iniquity, wickedness, darkness, dark(noun)
absence of moral or spiritual values
"the powers of darkness"
an unenlightened state
"he was in the dark concerning their intentions"; "his lectures dispelled the darkness"
having a dark or somber color
darkness, duskiness, swarthiness(noun)
a swarthy complexion
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
lack of light
We couldn't see her in the darkness.
The state of being dark; lack of light.
The product of being dark.
The state or quality of reflecting little light, of tending to a blackish or brownish color.
Evilness, lack of understanding or compassion, reference to death or suffering.
the absence of light; blackness; obscurity; gloom
a state of privacy; secrecy
a state of ignorance or error, especially on moral or religious subjects; hence, wickedness; impurity
want of clearness or perspicuity; obscurity; as, the darkness of a subject, or of a discussion
a state of distress or trouble
Darkness, as polar to brightness, is understood to be an absence of visible light. It is also the appearance of black in a colored space. Humans are unable to distinguish color when either light or darkness predominate. In the absence of light, perception is achromatic and ultimately, black. The emotional response to darkness has metaphorical connotations in many cultures.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The absence of light.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'darkness' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2873
Rank popularity for the word 'darkness' in Nouns Frequency: #1271
Translations for darkness
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the state of being dark.
- donker, donkerteAfrikaans
- ظُلْمَه، ظَلامArabic
- escuridãoPortuguese (BR)
- tma, temnotaCzech
- die DunkelheitGerman
- אֲפֵילָה, חֲשֵיכָהHebrew
- अंधकार, धुंधलापन, अज्ञानताHindi
- tama, tminaCroatian
- dimma, myrkurIcelandic
- tumsa; neziņaLatvian
- mørke, mørkhetNorwegian
- întuneric, obscuritateRomanian
- 黑暗Chinese (Trad.)
- темнота; темряваUkrainian
- tình trạng tốiVietnamese
- 黑暗Chinese (Simp.)
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