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1. darkness

noun. ['ˈdɑːrknəs'] absence of light or illumination.

Synonyms

  • blackness
  • blackout
  • dimout
  • semidarkness
  • black
  • lightlessness
  • pitch blackness
  • illumination
  • brownout
  • dark
  • night

Antonyms

  • unangry
  • diluted
  • overt
  • dark

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • dark (English)
  • derk (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Darkness

  • harkness

Example sentences of the word darkness


1. Noun, singular or mass
Keep the coop in darkness and feed at night without a light.

Quotes containing the word darkness


1. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

2. Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing, only a signal shown, and a distant voice in the darkness; So on the ocean of life, we pass and speak one another, only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

3. In everything I write, I'm always striving to hit the right mix of light and darkness, humor and pain, fun and seriousness.
- Greg van Eekhout

2. darkness

noun. ['ˈdɑːrknəs'] an unilluminated area.

Synonyms

  • scene
  • dark

Antonyms

  • good
  • hopeful
  • unsarcastic

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • dark (English)
  • derk (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. darkness

noun. ['ˈdɑːrknəs'] absence of moral or spiritual values.

Synonyms

  • foulness
  • condition
  • status
  • wickedness
  • dark

Antonyms

  • cheerful
  • good-natured
  • comprehensible
  • blond

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • dark (English)
  • derk (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. darkness

noun. ['ˈdɑːrknəs'] an unenlightened state.

Synonyms

  • unenlightenment

Antonyms

  • legal
  • uncolored

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • dark (English)
  • derk (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. darkness

noun. ['ˈdɑːrknəs'] having a dark or somber color.

Antonyms

  • fortunate

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • dark (English)
  • derk (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. darkness

noun. ['ˈdɑːrknəs'] a swarthy complexion.

Synonyms

  • skin colour
  • swarthiness
  • skin color
  • complexion

Antonyms

  • white
  • consciousness
  • whiten
  • honorable

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • dark (English)
  • derk (Middle English (1100-1500))
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