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Synonyms for darkness
ˈdɑrk nɪs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. darkness, duskiness, swarthiness(noun)

    a swarthy complexion

  2. darkness(noun)

    having a dark or somber color

    Synonyms:
    fragile, finespun, touchy, frail, soft, ticklish

    Antonyms:
    unskilled, tough, toughened, rugged, knockabout, insensitive, unbreakable, unrefined, easy, sturdy

  3. dark, darkness(noun)

    an unenlightened state

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

    Synonyms:
    eighter from Decatur, octonary, eight, ogdoad, eighter, octad, eightsome, octet, octette

  4. darkness, dark, shadow(noun)

    an unilluminated area

    "he moved off into the darkness"

    Synonyms:
    hay-scented fern, boulder fern, hay-scented, golden buttons, scented fern, tansy

  5. dark, darkness(noun)

    absence of light or illumination

    Synonyms:
    philosophical theory, philosophical doctrine

  6. wickedness, darkness, dark(noun)

    absence of moral or spiritual values

    "the powers of darkness"

    Synonyms:
    push-down list, flock, destiny, bulk, cud, chaw, multitude, upsurge, atomic reactor, pile, quid, deal, spile, smokestack, caboodle, crapper, commode, throne, troop, fold, bay window, stool, softwood, chew, gage, push-down store, push-down storage, weed, hand, heap, surge, kitty, jalopy, smoke, muddle, band, lot, passel, slew, vision, freshet, potbelly, mussiness, jam, muss, hole, flowerpot, mint candy, visual modality, quite a little, clutch, luck, plentifulness, toilet, masses, ken, mess hall, down, atomic pile, messiness, the great unwashed, peck, tummy, agglomerate, sight, volume, wad, plug, mount, potty, set, nap, portion, skunk, push-down stack, chain reactor, rush, mound, good deal, big money, galvanic pile, pickle, sens, bundle, fate, voltaic pile, draw, stilt, green goddess, people, visual sense, sess, batch, view, pot, stack, mess, bunch, spate, plenteousness, locoweed, piling, bus, bargain, mountain, survey, business deal, plenty, potentiometer, mint, dope, plentitude, cumulus, plenitude, raft, jackpot, mickle, can, big bucks, kettle of fish, mass, tidy sum, corporation, circumstances, hatful, potful, megabucks, circle, grass, great deal, trade, cumulation, fix, muckle, fortune, hoi polloi

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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Australian
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How to use darkness in a sentence?

  1. Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson:

    Remember that in a hall of perfect darkness, totally dark, if you light one small candle, its light will be seen from afar; its precious light will be seen by everyone.

  2. Book of Consolation:

    Religion and religious hatred are one of the best ways for thickening darkness. - Book of Consolation, 5.9

  3. Hosea Williams:

    We can not give up the country, we can not let darkness cast shadow on our light. We must see our way through this, racism is unscientific. There's no science for a superior race or inferior race.

  4. Mariana Fulger:

    Life – a sort of a plate of real-imaginary from which I nibble together with the birds of light and darkness, with the poor and well-to-do of the world at grains of to be once rough (like sharp stones), other times more like the pulp of pomegranates and ripe figs; stairs I have to climb in myself and climb down… to sometimes walk along the roads of infinity, other times, how many, to stop before the first step, waiting for the path home…

  5. Old Chinese Proverb:

    It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.

Images & Illustrations of darkness

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