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Synonyms for darkness
ˈdɑrk nɪsdark·ness

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Wiktionary

  1. darknessnoun

    Antonyms:
    lightness

  2. darknessnoun

    Antonyms:
    lightness

  3. darknessnoun

    Antonyms:
    lightness

  4. darknessnoun

    Antonyms:
    lightness

  5. darknessnoun

    Antonyms:
    lightness

  6. darknessnoun

    Antonyms:
    lightness

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dark, darknessnoun

    absence of light or illumination

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

    Antonyms:
    lightness

  2. darkness, dark, shadownoun

    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, darknoun

    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, darknessnoun

    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. darknessnoun

    having a dark or somber color

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

    Antonyms:
    lightness

  6. darkness, duskiness, swarthinessnoun

    a swarthy complexion

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

    Antonyms:
    lightness

Editors Contribution

  1. evenfall

    it is dark out at evenfall.

    Submitted by rinat on August 14, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. darknessnoun

    Synonyms:
    obscurity, dimness, dark, want of light

  2. darknessnoun

    Synonyms:
    ignorance, blindness, want of knowledge

  3. darknessnoun

    Synonyms:
    gloom, despondency, cheerlessness, joylessness

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. darknessnoun

    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

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#45658blackness
#50492apparition
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#205540vileness
#248162obscurantism
#330484gloominess

How to use darkness in a sentence?

  1. Ronald Reagan:

    You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children's children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done.

  2. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Indeed, the sun rises each morning with a ray of new sunshine after the darkness of each night, such circled-journey of it will stay continue; however, not ours.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    It is always possible that society you live in might go backwards, towards the land of ignorance and darkness! While this tragedy and stupidity happening, you must move forward! You must walk forward, towards the light and wisdom, to the land of reason!

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    When the light powerfully shines upon us, the darkness cannot dare to touch us!

  5. Uhuru Kenyatta:

    These reports will go a long way in enhancing the financial transparency and openness that we require in Kenya and around the globe. The movement of illicit funds, proceeds of crime and corruption thrive in an environment of secrecy and darkness, the Pandora Papers and subsequent follow up audits will lift that veil of secrecy and darkness for those who can not explain their assets or wealth.


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