dark|ness


dark|ness
dark|ness «DAHRK nihs», noun.
1. the quality or state of being dark: »

A voice in the darkness, a knock at the door (Longfellow).

SYNONYM(S): dimness, duskiness.
2. Figurative. gloom; sorrow or trouble.
3. Figurative. wickedness; evil: »

Oftentimes, to win us to our harm, The instruments of darkness tell us truths (Shakespeare).

4. Figurative. obscurity; concealment; secrecy.
5. Figurative. blindness; ignorance.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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