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Noun: darkness  daa(r)k-nus
  1. Absence of light or illumination
    - dark
     
  2. An unilluminated area
    "he moved off into the darkness";
    - dark, shadow
     
  3. Absence of moral or spiritual values
    "the powers of darkness";
    - iniquity, wickedness, dark
     
  4. An unenlightened state
    "his lectures dispelled the darkness";
    - dark
     
  5. Having a dark or sombre colour
     
  6. A swarthy complexion
    - duskiness, swarthiness

Type of: complexion, condition, illumination, scene, skin color [US], skin colour [Brit, Cdn], status, unenlightenment, value

Antonym: lightness

Encyclopedia: Darkness, Take My Hand