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dark·ness

darkness

 
 
pronunciation:
dark nihs
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: lack of light.
We were soon lost in the total darkness of the cave.
antonyms:
daylight, light
similar words:
dark, gloom
definition 2: gloomy sadness or evil.
Everyone noticed the darkness of the king's mood as they prepared to go into battle.
similar words:
gloom
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The word darkness contains the following part:
-ness Old English noun-forming suffix that means state or quality of
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The suffix -ness is attached to adjectives to form nouns. It is fully productive, meaning that any word that combines an adjective and the suffix -ness is an allowable English noun. In a small set of cases, it is attached to a verb (forgiveness) or a noun (witness ).