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Definitions for whiteness
ˈʰwaɪt nɪs, ˈwaɪt-white·ness

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. white, whitenessnoun

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

  2. purity, pureness, sinlessness, innocence, whitenessnoun

    the state of being unsullied by sin or moral wrong; lacking a knowledge of evil

  3. whitenessnoun

    lightness or fairness of complexion

    "only the whiteness of her cheeks gave any indication of the stress from which she was suffering"


  1. whitenessnoun

    The state of being white.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Whitenessnoun

    the quality or state of being white; white color, or freedom from darkness or obscurity on the surface

    Etymology: [AS. hwtness.]

  2. Whitenessnoun

    want of a sanguineous tinge; paleness; as from terror, grief, etc

    Etymology: [AS. hwtness.]

  3. Whitenessnoun

    freedom from stain or blemish; purity; cleanness

    Etymology: [AS. hwtness.]

  4. Whitenessnoun


    Etymology: [AS. hwtness.]

  5. Whitenessnoun

    a flock of swans

    Etymology: [AS. hwtness.]


  1. Whiteness

    In colorimetry, whiteness is the degree to which a surface is white. An example of its use might be to quantitatively compare two pieces of paper which appear white viewed individually, but not when juxtaposed. The International Commission on Illumination describes it in the following terms:

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of whiteness in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of whiteness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of whiteness in a Sentence

  1. Vicky Osterweil:

    Looting strikes at the heart of property, of whiteness and of the police, it gets to the very root of the way those three things are interconnected. And also, it provides people with an imaginative sense of freedom and pleasure and helps them imagine a world that could be. And I think that's a part of it that doesn't really get talked about – that riots and looting are experienced as sort of joyous and liberatory.

  2. George Ciccariello-Maher:

    Whiteness is never seen as a cause, in and of itself, of these kinds of massacres.

  3. Raphael Warnock:

    If it is true that a man who has dominated the news and poisoned the discussion for months needs to repent, then it is doubly true that a nation that can produce such a man and make his vitriol go viral needs to repent, no matter what happens next month, more than a third of the nation that would go along with this, is reason to be afraid. America needs to repent for its worship of Whiteness, on full display this season.

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