lightlessness
lightlessness lightlessness n. total absence of light; blackness.

Syn: total darkness, blackness. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • lightlessness — noun The state or condition of being lightless; absence of light. Syn: darkness …   Wiktionary

  • lightlessness — light·less·ness …   English syllables

  • lightlessness — noun total absence of light they fumbled around in total darkness in the black of night • Syn: ↑total darkness, ↑blackness, ↑pitch blackness, ↑black • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • lightless — lightlessness, n. /luyt lis/, adj. 1. without light or lights; receiving no light; dark. 2. giving no light. [bef. 1000; ME lihtles, OE leohtleas. See LIGHT1, LESS] * * * …   Universalium

  • blackness — noun 1. the quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white) (Freq. 4) • Syn: ↑black, ↑inkiness • Ant: ↑white (for: ↑black) …   Useful english dictionary

  • lightless — adjective 1. giving no light lightless stars visible only to radio antennae • Similar to: ↑invisible, ↑unseeable • Derivationally related forms: ↑lightlessness 2. without illumination came up the lightless stairs …   Useful english dictionary

  • pitch blackness — noun total absence of light they fumbled around in total darkness in the black of night • Syn: ↑total darkness, ↑lightlessness, ↑blackness, ↑black • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • total darkness — noun total absence of light (Freq. 1) they fumbled around in total darkness in the black of night • Syn: ↑lightlessness, ↑blackness, ↑pitch blackness, ↑black • Derivatio …   Useful english dictionary

  • Erebus — Synonyms and related words: Aides, Aidoneus, Cerberus, Charon, Cora, Despoina, Dis, Dis pater, Egyptian darkness, Hades, Hel, Kore, Loki, Minos, Orcus, Osiris, Persephassa, Persephone, Pluto, Proserpina, Proserpine, Rhadamanthus, Satan, blackness …   Moby Thesaurus

  • dark — Synonyms and related words: Egyptian darkness, Erebus, Gothicism, Stygian, ableptical, abominable, abstruse, adiaphanous, age of ignorance, amaurotic, amoral, amorphous, amorphousness, apocalyptic, arcane, arrant, atramentous, atrocious, bad,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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