Thesaurus

darkness

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of darkness

1 a time or place of little or no light
  • the raiding party snuck up under cover of darkness

Synonyms for darkness

Words Related to darkness

Near Antonyms for darkness

Antonyms for darkness

3 the time from sunset to sunrise when there is no visible sunlight
  • let's wait for darkness before telling ghost stories

Synonyms for darkness

Words Related to darkness

Near Antonyms for darkness

Antonyms for darkness

4 an overspreading element that produces an atmosphere of gloom
  • the darkness of that period of my life is best forgotten

Synonyms for darkness

Words Related to darkness

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about darkness

Time Traveler for darkness

Time Traveler

The first known use of darkness was before the 12th century

See more words from the same century

Cite this Entry

“Darkness.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/darkness. Accessed 10 May. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on darkness

Dictionary: Definition of darkness

Nglish: Translation of darkness for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of darkness for Arabic Speakers

Comments on darkness

What made you want to look up darkness? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Star Wars Words Quiz

  • cu jedi training
  • The bounty portion of bounty hunters (such as Boba Fett) comes from a Latin word meaning
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!