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Synonyms for darkness
ˈdɑrk nɪs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dark, darkness(noun)

    absence of light or illumination

    Synonyms:
    duskiness, shadow, swarthiness, night, dark, nighttime, wickedness, iniquity

    Antonyms:
    lightness

  2. darkness, dark, shadow(noun)

    an unilluminated area

    "he moved off into the darkness"

    Synonyms:
    nighttime, fantasm, shadower, night, phantom, shadow, iniquity, tincture, dark, wickedness, trace, phantasm, vestige, swarthiness, tail, phantasma, duskiness, apparition

    Antonyms:
    lightness

  3. iniquity, wickedness, darkness, dark(noun)

    absence of moral or spiritual values

    "the powers of darkness"

    Synonyms:
    swarthiness, immorality, shabbiness, sinfulness, lousiness, sin, ugliness, shadow, nighttime, iniquity, night, dark, wickedness, evil, duskiness, unfairness, sliminess, repulsiveness, nefariousness, loathsomeness, vileness, injustice

    Antonyms:
    lightness

  4. dark, darkness(noun)

    an unenlightened state

    "he was in the dark concerning their intentions"; "his lectures dispelled the darkness"

    Synonyms:
    duskiness, shadow, swarthiness, night, dark, nighttime, wickedness, iniquity

    Antonyms:
    lightness

  5. darkness(noun)

    having a dark or somber color

    Synonyms:
    wickedness, swarthiness, iniquity, dark, duskiness, shadow

    Antonyms:
    lightness

  6. darkness, duskiness, swarthiness(noun)

    a swarthy complexion

    Synonyms:
    duskiness, shadow, swarthiness, dark, wickedness, dimness, iniquity

    Antonyms:
    lightness

Wiktionary

  1. darkness(noun)

    Antonyms:
    lightness

  2. darkness(noun)

    Antonyms:
    lightness

  3. darkness(noun)

    Antonyms:
    lightness

  4. darkness(noun)

    Antonyms:
    lightness

  5. darkness(noun)

    Antonyms:
    lightness

  6. darkness(noun)

    Antonyms:
    lightness

Editors Contribution

  1. evenfall

    it is dark out at evenfall.

    Submitted by rinat on August 14, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. darkness(n.)

    Synonyms:
    obscurity, dimness, dark, want of light

  2. darkness(n.)

    Synonyms:
    ignorance, blindness, want of knowledge

  3. darkness(n.)

    Synonyms:
    gloom, despondency, cheerlessness, joylessness

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. darkness(n)

    Synonyms:
    obscurity, shadow, dimness, gloom, infuscation, murkiness, obfuscation, tenebrosity, unenlightenment

    Associated words:
    erebus, ahriman, cimmerii

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "darkness":

    dark, obscurity, blackness, gloom, obscurantism, shadow, night, black

How to pronounce darkness?

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Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say darkness in sign language?

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How to use darkness in a sentence?

  1. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    During our darkest moments in life, we often feel that the truth is suppressed by the evil. We also begin to think that honesty and integrity do not carry any value any more, in view of the apparent success of the dishonest and deceitful people. Despite the darkness, we must keep our faith strong, and continue our journey on the path of Honesty, Integrity and Truth - because those are the only values that will triumph in the end.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Candle needs darkness to show his talents. Good shines only beside the bad; it will disappear when the bad disappears. Where there is no darkness, candle is forgotten.

  3. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. A question is a prayer to one's self. 2. Wars prove that the past will destroy the future. 3. The heart of darkness will bestow either holiness or madness. A voice from the depths of the gloomy loneliness of the soul will bestow an amazing observer philosophy. 4. Abstract transformations of chance prove that there is no order and will not even be in high culture. 5. The heart of reality beats in the rhythm of verses and music of beatniks, endless improvisations of opinions are like gloomy but romantic apathy of jazz - these are timid steps to the truth, as if connecting usb wires of the logic of various people, we are connected to eternity in eternal unity, we learn the common self of humanity. Exhaling cigarette smoke looking into the future with black glasses, fear that does not see terror in our eyes, he sees through glasses only courage and courage where we seem to take the last leap into the abyss of inevitability. A ray of light hits in the distance, we go to the end from dawn to dawn, snapping our fingers, we go to the climax of truth coming out of the fog of self-deception, breathing in the air of freedom from illusions, we where there are no screens of annoying instincts and other vices of self-destruction. 6. Advertising is the harshest dictator of values. 7. Accident is communication with reality. 8. Socialization is the slavery of self-deception. 9. Loneliness is music in the soul that voices feelings and emotions permeated by being. The endless quest for meaning in the impasse of fate. Lyrical melodies in the void of consciousness, in the zone of infinite loneliness, the soul of a doomed soul to wander in the inevitability of a timeless sense of eternity. In fearless courage, the adoption of an interdimensional hybrid reality takes place that becomes one from humility. 10. All our values ​​are in memory. 11. Patience like wine, over time you will experience the rich taste of detail. 12. Gene transformation shapes thinking and the future. 13. A lonely person is like the restless soul of reality, an ever wandering spirit in the eternal darkness of despair in the cosmic void of loneliness, meeting the dawns of the twilight of sorrow. 14. Race: smile A race of smiles or a race called: Smile. This is my fantastic race of vision that you see in my many drawings. Their smiles as a symbol of awareness are something absolutely brilliant. 15. Forgiveness is better than eternal anger, which everyone does not care about. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  4. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Every sunrise gives you reason to hope. Every darkness of night teaches you patience.

  5. Eliza Scanlen:

    We found a way for the quirkiness of Milla to exist within the darkness of the story.


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