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- n. The state of being dark; lack of light.
- n. Gloom.
- n. The product of being dark.
- n. The state or quality of reflecting little light, of tending to a blackish or brownish color.
- n. Evilness, lack of understanding or compassion, reference to death or suffering.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The absence of light; blackness; obscurity; gloom.
- n. A state of privacy; secrecy.
- n. A state of ignorance or error, especially on moral or religious subjects; hence, wickedness; impurity.
- n. Want of clearness or perspicuity; obscurity.
- n. A state of distress or trouble.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The absolute or comparative absence of light, or the modification of visual sensation produced by such absence; gloom.
- n. Secrecy; concealment; privacy.
- n. The state of being blind physically; blindness.
- n. Hence Mental or spiritual blindness; lack of knowledge or enlightenment, especially in religion and morality: as, heathen darkness.
- n. The kingdom of the evil one; hell: as, the powers of darkness.
- n. The gloom and obscurity of the grave; death.
- n. Obscurity of meaning; lack of clearness or intelligibility.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an unilluminated area
- n. an unenlightened state
- n. having a dark or somber color
- n. a swarthy complexion
- n. absence of moral or spiritual values
- n. absence of light or illumination
From dark + -ness (Wiktionary)