Definition for darkness

noun as in absence of light

noun as in gloom, grimness

noun as in concealment, secrecy

noun as in lack of awareness

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ignorance, unawareness

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Example Sentences

The Darth Vader density distribution is so highly packed on the four- or five-level of darkness, but it doesn’t mean that he can’t every now and then have these moments where things slip through, and he saves his son’s life, who he cares about.

The shadows resemble the lines of darkness, known as crepuscular rays, that you’ll often see around clouds lit from behind by the sun.

Failing to pass another round could mean “we’re going back into the economic darkness, we’re going back into recession,” he declares.

From Fortune

It’s an old saying that you can’t have light without darkness, and for the universe it’s also very much true that you can’t have darkness without light.

You take your seat just in time and wait for the darkness to swallow you up.

And then that chorus kicks in, and the young lady formerly known as Lizzy Grant transforms into the princess of darkness.

“Light trumps darkness, hope beats despair, grace wins over sin, love defeats hate, life conquers death,” the cardinal said.

The city of Stanleyville—now called Kisangani—was a majestic port city as deep as one can go into the Heart of Darkness.

But when the darkness closes in, we actually run to fairy tales and fables.

He was kept in total darkness, kept cold, had music blasted at him and was shackled and hooded.

A few, very few, little dots had run back over that green patch—the others had passed down into the world of darkness.

In the darkness and confusion I did not distinguish the face of the man who rendered me this assistance.

The sudden pall of darkness in this strange house of mystery was just a tiny bit awesome.

Thus night fell, and darkness settled down about him, relieved only by the red glow of the logs smouldering on the hearth.

He thus decoyed them away, and the fortunate couple were enabled to reach the British lines under cover of the darkness.


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On this page you'll find 93 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to darkness, such as: blackness, dark, dusk, gloom, night, and obscurity.

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