dark·ness


dark·ness
/ˈdɑɚknəs/ noun [noncount]
1 : a state in which little or no light can be seen : a dark state or condition

We tried to find our way through the darkness. [=dark]

the darkness of the movie theater

He escaped under cover of darkness. [=while it was dark outside; at night]

in the early morning darkness = in the darkness of early morning

We watched the mountains fade into the darkness.

12 hours of darkness

Although the picture was taken in near darkness, you can still see her white dress.

absolute/complete/total darkness

— opposite light
2 : the state of having a color or shade that is closer to black than white

The darkness of the clouds warned us that rain was coming.

the rich darkness of his skin

3 : a state in which information is hidden from most people

The family's secret remained hidden/shrouded in darkness [=secrecy] and mystery.

4 a : evil or wickedness

They set off to fight the forces/powers of darkness.

4 b : a lack of knowledge, understanding, or education : a state in which little is known or understood

people living in darkness [=ignorance] and sin


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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