Meaning of darkness

dark•ness

Pronunciation: (därk'nis), [key]
— n.
  1. the state or quality of being dark: The room was in total darkness.
  2. absence or deficiency of light: the darkness of night.
  3. wickedness or evil: Satan, the prince of darkness.
  4. obscurity; concealment: The darkness of the metaphor destroyed its effectiveness.
  5. lack of knowledge or enlightenment: heathen darkness.
  6. lack of sight; blindness.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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