The state or quality of reflecting little light, of tending to a blackish or brownish color. (noun)
Evilness, lack of understanding or compassion, reference to death or suffering. (noun)
Examples of word darkness
While it is true that, regardless of the conditions in our little room, darkness still exists wherever there is no light, and light still exists wherever there is no darkness, yet for this particular room _there is no darkness when the sun shines in_, and _there is no light when the room is filled with darkness_.
And, says One, _if the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness_! [
Queen Ranavalona does not like darkness, so we condemned it at once -- unanimously -- for we could not for a moment tolerate anything with _darkness_ in it. "
Therefore, to distinguish between what appertains to the primary polarity, Levity-Gravity, on the one hand, and their visible effects in the secondary polarity of the colours, on the other, we shall henceforth reserve the term darkness and, with it, lightness for instances where the perceptible components of the respective colours are concerned, while speaking of Dark and Light where reference is made to the generating primary polarity.
Further there are some affirmations which we make concerning God which have the force of absolute negation: for example, when we use the term darkness, in reference to God, we do not mean darkness itself, but that He is not light but above light: and when we speak of Him as light, we mean that