What does blackness mean?

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ˈblæk nɪsblack·ness

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. black, blackness, inkinessnoun

    the quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white)

  2. total darkness, lightlessness, blackness, pitch blackness, blacknoun

    total absence of light

    "they fumbled around in total darkness"; "in the black of night"


  1. blacknessnoun

    The state, property or quality of being black.

    The blackness of outerspace comes from the lack of anything to reflect light rather than the absence of black.

  2. blacknessnoun

    The result or product of being black.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Blacknessnoun

    Etymology: from black.

    Blackness is only a disposition to absorb, or stifle, without reflection, most of the rays of every sort that fall on the bodies. John Locke, Elements of Natural Philosophy, c. ii.

    There would emerge one or more very black spots, and, within those, other spots of an intenser blackness. Isaac Newton, Opt.

    His tongue, his prating tongue, had chang’d him quite,
    To sooty blackness from the purest white. Joseph Addison, Ovid.

    His faults in him seem as the spots of heav’n,
    More fiery by night’s blackness. William Shakespeare, Ant. and Cleopatra.


  1. blackness

    Blackness commonly refers to the quality or state of being black in terms of color. In a broader and more complex context, it can also refer to the cultural, social, or political aspects related to individuals or groups who identify as being part of the Black or African Diaspora. This can include shared experiences, identity construction, or a sense of solidarity and community. However, it should be noted that such experiences and identities are diverse and not monolithic. This definition often informs discussions in academia, particularly in fields like African-American or Black studies, sociology, and cultural studies.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Blacknessnoun

    the quality or state of being black; black color; atrociousness or enormity in wickedness

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of blackness in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of blackness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of blackness in a Sentence

  1. Michelle Obama:

    I've grown up in this community. I'm as black as it gets. I was born on the South side. I come from an obviously black family. We weren't rich. I put my blackness up against anybody's blackness in this state, ok ? , and Barack is a black man. And he's done more in terms of meeting his commitments and sticking his neck out for this community than many people who criticize him. And I can say that'cause I'm black.

  2. Feltham:

    Discontent is like ink poured into water, which fills the whole fountain full of blackness. It casts a cloud over the mind, and renders it more occupied about the evil which disquiets it than about the means of removing it.

  3. Lawrence Brown:

    When you combine the psychological impact of racism, anti-blackness, economic conditions, red-lining, disinvestment.

  4. Tom:

    We are not the stars in the sky, we are the empty blackness around them.


    I ras cardo say this truth:- darkness may be the absence of light, but blackness is not necessarily the absence of white. So, my reggae say, why fuss and fight racially as to who is wrong or who is right? wake up and live!!

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    a state of irritation or annoyance
    • A. gloat
    • B. huff
    • C. flub
    • D. excogitate

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