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noun Dark"ness
  1. The absence of light; blackness; obscurity; gloom."And darkness was upon the face of the deep." [Gen. i. 2.]
  2. A state of privacy; secrecy."What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light." [Matt. x. 27.]
  3. A state of ignorance or error, especially on moral or religious subjects; hence, wickedness; impurity."Men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil." [John. iii. 19.]"Pursue these sons of darkness: drive them out From all heaven's bounds." [Milton.]
  4. Want of clearness or perspicuity; obscurity; as, the darkness of a subject, or of a discussion.
  5. A state of distress or trouble."A day of clouds and of thick darkness." [Joel. ii. 2.]
    synonyms: Darkness Dimness Obscurity Gloom.

Usage: Darkness arises from a total, and dimness from a partial, want of light. A thing is obscure when so overclouded or covered as not to be easily perceived. As tha shade or obscurity increases, it deepens into gloom. What is dark is hidden from view; what is obscure is difficult to perceive or penetrate; the eye becomes dim with age; an impending storm fills the atmosphere with gloom. When taken figuratively, these words have a like use; as, the darkness of ignorance; dimness of discernment; obscurity of reasoning; gloom of superstition.

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  1. A swarthy complexion
  2. Having a dark or somber color
  3. An unenlightened state ("his lectures dispelled the darkness")
  4. An unilluminated area ("he moved off into the darkness")
  5. Absence of light or illumination
  6. Absence of moral or spiritual values ("the powers of darkness")

From dark +‎ -ness

  1. (uncountable) The state of being dark; lack of light.
    The of the room made it difficult to see.
  2. (uncountable) Gloom.
  3. (countable) The product of being dark.
  4. (uncountable) The state or quality of reflecting little light, of tending to a blackish or brownish color.
    The of her skin betrayed her Mediterranean heritage.
  5. (uncountable) Evilness, lack of understanding or compassion, reference to death or suffering.

Notable Persons Named Darkness

Darkness was born in 1980 in Barstow, California. Darkness is also known as Dirk Ness and Dirk Ness-Tucker.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Darkness

The Darkness is a comics character.


Darkness was born in 1980 in Barstow, California. Darkness is also known as Dirk Ness and Dirk Ness-Tucker.


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Fun Facts about the name Darkness

  • How unique is the name Darkness? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Darkness was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Darkness: Your name in reverse order is Ssenkrad. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eskadsnr. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Darkness born Sep 3, 1962

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern China approximately on 1600. Your profession was builder of roads, bridges, and docks.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. You are bound to solve problems regarding pollution of environment, recycling, misuse of raw materials, elimination of radioactivity by all means including psychological methods.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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