darkness

darkness
/dahrk"nis/, 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.
[bef. 1050; ME derknesse, OE deorcnysse. See DARK, -NESS]

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