darkness [dahrk-nis] Show IPA
|Part of Speech:||noun|
|Definition:||place, time that is unlit|
|Synonyms:||Cimmerian shade, black, blackness, blackout, brownout, calignosity, cloudiness, crepuscule, dark, dimness, dusk, duskiness, eclipse, gloom, lightlessness, murk, murkiness, nightfall, obscurity, pitch darkness, shade, shadiness, shadows, smokiness, tenebrosity, twilight|
|Antonyms:||brightness, day, daylight, daytime, illumination, light, lightness, morning|
|Part of Speech:||noun|
acherontic, aphotic, benighted, black, blae, caliginous, cimmerian, cloudy, cockshut, crepuscular, dark, dark as Erebus, dark as a pit, dark as pitch, darkened, darkling, darksome, dingy, dusky, gloomy, lightless, lurid, melanic, murksome, murky, noctivigant, noctivigous, nocturnal, obscure, overcast, phaeochrous, pitch, shady, sombre, sombrous, subfusc, sunless, swarthy, tenebrious, tenebrous, thestral, unbrageous, unilluminated
|Category:||2. Sensation; special sensation; light; light in general|
darkness; blackness (dark color) [more]; obscurity, gloom, murk; dusk (dimness)., Cimmerian darkness, Stygian darkness, Egyptian darkness; night; midnight; dead of night, witching hour of night, witching time of night; blind man's holiday; darkness visible, darkness that can be felt; palpable obscure; Erebus; "the jaws of darkness" [Midsummer Night's Dream]; "sable-vested night" [Milton]., shade, shadow, umbra, penumbra; sciagraphy., obscuration; adumbration, obumbration; obtenebration, offuscation, caligation; extinction; eclipse, total eclipse; gathering of the clouds., shading; distribution of shade; chiaroscuro (light)., noctivagation.
be dark, darken, obscure, shade; dim; tone down, lower; overcast, overshadow; eclipse; obfuscate, offuscate; obumbrate, adumbrate; cast into the shade, becloud, bedim, bedarken; cast a shade, throw a shade, spread a shade, cast a shadow, cast a gloom, throw a shadow, spread a shadow, cast gloom, throw gloom, spread gloom., extinguish; put out, blow out, snuff out; doubt.
dark, darksome, darkling; obscure, tenebrious, sombrous, pitch dark, pitchy; caliginous; black (in color)., sunless, lightless (see sun, light, [more]); somber, dusky; unilluminated (see illuminate [more]); nocturnal; dingy, lurid, gloomy; murky, murksome; shady, umbrageous; overcast (dim); cloudy (opaque); darkened., dark as pitch, dark as a pit, dark as Erebus., benighted; noctivagant, noctivagous.
in the dark, in the shade.
"brief as the lightning in the collied night" [M.N.D.]; "eldest Night and Chaos, ancestors of Nature" [P. L.]; "the blackness of the noonday night" [Longfellow]; "the prayer of Ajax was for light"
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