Definitions for darknessˈdɑrk nɪs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dark, darkness(noun)

    absence of light or illumination

  2. darkness, dark, shadow(noun)

    an unilluminated area

    "he moved off into the darkness"

  3. iniquity, wickedness, darkness, dark(noun)

    absence of moral or spiritual values

    "the powers of darkness"

  4. dark, darkness(noun)

    an unenlightened state

    "he was in the dark concerning their intentions"; "his lectures dispelled the darkness"

  5. darkness(noun)

    having a dark or somber color

  6. darkness, duskiness, swarthiness(noun)

    a swarthy complexion

Wiktionary

  1. darkness(Noun)

    The state of being dark; lack of light.

  2. darkness(Noun)

    Gloom.

  3. darkness(Noun)

    The product of being dark.

  4. darkness(Noun)

    The state or quality of reflecting little light, of tending to a blackish or brownish color.

  5. darkness(Noun)

    Evilness, lack of understanding or compassion, reference to death or suffering.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Darkness(noun)

    the absence of light; blackness; obscurity; gloom

  2. Darkness(noun)

    a state of privacy; secrecy

  3. Darkness(noun)

    a state of ignorance or error, especially on moral or religious subjects; hence, wickedness; impurity

  4. Darkness(noun)

    want of clearness or perspicuity; obscurity; as, the darkness of a subject, or of a discussion

  5. Darkness(noun)

    a state of distress or trouble

Freebase

  1. Darkness

    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

  1. Darkness

    The absence of light.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'darkness' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2873

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'darkness' in Nouns Frequency: #1271


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