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Definition of 'darkness'


  1. absence of light or illumination
       Synonyms: dark
       Antonyms: light lighting
  2. an unilluminated area; "he moved off into the darkness"
       Synonyms: dark shadow
  3. absence of moral or spiritual values; "the powers of darkness"
       Synonyms: iniquity wickedness dark
  4. an unenlightened state; "he was in the dark concerning their intentions"; "his lectures dispelled the darkness"
       Synonyms: dark
  5. having a dark or somber color
       Antonyms: lightness
  6. a swarthy complexion
       Synonyms: duskiness swarthiness

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