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Synonyms for darknessˈdɑrk nɪs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dark, darkness(noun)

    absence of light or illumination

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

    Antonyms:
    lightness

  2. darkness, dark, shadow(noun)

    an unilluminated area

    "he moved off into the darkness"

    Synonyms:
    nighttime, fantasm, shadower, night, phantom, shadow, iniquity, tincture, dark, wickedness, trace, phantasm, vestige, darkness, swarthiness, tail, phantasma, duskiness, apparition

    Antonyms:
    lightness

  3. iniquity, wickedness, darkness, dark(noun)

    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, darkness, nefariousness, loathsomeness, vileness, injustice

    Antonyms:
    lightness

  4. dark, darkness(noun)

    an unenlightened state

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

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

    Antonyms:
    lightness

  5. darkness(noun)

    having a dark or somber color

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

    Antonyms:
    lightness

  6. darkness, duskiness, swarthiness(noun)

    a swarthy complexion

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

    Antonyms:
    lightness

Wiktionary

  1. darkness(noun)

    Antonyms:
    lightness

  2. darkness(noun)

    The state of being dark; lack of light.

    Antonyms:
    lightness

  3. darkness(noun)

    Gloom.

    Antonyms:
    lightness

  4. darkness(noun)

    The product of being dark.

    Antonyms:
    lightness

  5. darkness(noun)

    The state or quality of reflecting little light, of tending to a blackish or brownish color.

    Antonyms:
    lightness

  6. darkness(noun)

    Evilness, lack of understanding or compassion, reference to death or suffering.

    Antonyms:
    lightness

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

dark, obscurity, blackness, gloom, obscurantism, shadow, night, black


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