Darkness

Definition of Darkness

Dark´ness
n.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.
Prince of darkness
the Devil; Satan.
- Locke.

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