What is darkness?

  • (noun): Absence of light or illumination.
    Synonyms: dark
    See also — Additional definitions below


Darkness, as polar to brightness, is understood to be an absence of visible light. It is also the appearance of black in a color space.

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Great Evil Beast - Fictional Character Biography
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More definitions of "darkness":

  • (noun): An unenlightened state.
    Example: "His lectures dispelled the darkness"
    Synonyms: dark
  • (noun): An unilluminated area.
    Example: "He moved off into the darkness"
    Synonyms: dark, shadow
  • (noun): Having a dark or somber color.
  • (noun): Absence of moral or spiritual values.
    Example: "The powers of darkness"
    Synonyms: iniquity, wickedness, dark

Famous quotes containing the word darkness:

    Look at your lake, Christine. You’ll love it here, when you get used to the dark. And you’ll love the dark, too. It’s friendly. And peaceful. It brings rest and relief from pain. It’s right under the Opera. The music comes down and the darkness distills it, cleanses it of the suffering that made it, then it’s all beauty and life here is like a resurrection.
    Eric Taylor, and Leroux. Arthur Lubin. Erique Claudin (Claude Rains)

    So forth and brighter fares my stream,—
    Who drink it shall not thirst again;
    No darkness stains its equal gleam,
    And ages drop in it like rain.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    [Christianity] says that men are in darkness and estranged from God, that he has hidden himself from their knowledge, that this is in fact the name which he gives himself in the Scriptures, Deus absconditus.
    Blaise Pascal (1623–1662)