darkness meaning

  • Darkness, the polar opposite to brightness, is understood to be an absence of visible light.
  • Humans are unable to distinguish color when either light or darkness predominate.
  • The emotional response to darkness has generated metaphorical usages of the term in many cultures.
  • NounPLdarknessesSUF-ness
    1. NU The state of being dark; lack of light.
      1. The darkness of the room made it difficult to see. ‎
    2. NU Gloom.
      1. NC The product of being dark.
        1. NU The state or quality of reflecting little light, of tending to a blackish or brownish color.
          1. The darkness of her skin betrayed her Mediterranean heritage. ‎
        2. NU Evilness, lack of understanding or compassion, reference to death or suffering.
        3. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • No cold can chill them, and no fire consume No light can daze, no darkness can begloom Nor blank vacuity 'twixt orb and orb
            • The action begins as darkness falls and the music ramps up with rhythmic, applauselike clacking, which will return as an outro.
            • The great god Baseball has returned, driving the forces of winter and darkness from the tundral landscape.
          2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • Ernst slipped and dropped his torch on the flagstones, shattering the bulb and plunging us into darkness.
            • I opened the cabinet and hundreds of cockroaches went skittering off into the darkness.
            • My cell had blackwashed walls, and I spent the next year in almost total darkness.

        Meaning of darkness for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "darkness" is a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Morphemes
            • Suffixes
              • Words by suffix
                • Words suffixed with -ness
                • Suffixes that form nouns from adjectives and nouns
                  • Words suffixed with -ness
              • Nouns
                • Countable nouns
                  • Singularia tantum
                    • Uncountable nouns
                Difficultness: Level 1
                Easy     ➨     Difficult
                Definiteness: Level 8
                Definite    ➨     Versatile
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