darkness

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Etymology[edit]

From dark +‎ -ness

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Noun[edit]

darkness (countable and uncountable, plural darknesses)

  1. (uncountable) The state of being dark; lack of light.
    • The darkness of the room made it difficult to see.
  2. (uncountable) Gloom.
  3. (countable) The product of being dark.
  4. (uncountable) The state or quality of reflecting little light, of tending to a blackish or brownish color.
    • The darkness of her skin betrayed her Mediterranean heritage.
  5. (uncountable) Evilness, lack of understanding or compassion, reference to death or suffering.

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