Lightness vs. Darkness

Lightness vs. Darkness — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Lightness and Darkness

Lightnessnoun

The quality or condition of being illuminated.

Darknessadjective

Lacking or having very little light

a dark corner.

Lightnessnoun

The dimension of the color of an object by which the object appears to reflect or transmit more or less of the incident light, varying from black to white for surface colors and from black to colorless for transparent volume colors.

Darknessadjective

Lacking brightness

a dark day.

Lightnessnoun

The state or quality of having little weight or force.

Darknessadjective

Reflecting only a small fraction of incident light; tending toward black

dark clothing.
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Lightnessnoun

Ease or quickness of movement; agility.

Darknessadjective

Served without milk or cream

dark coffee.

Lightnessnoun

Ease or cheerfulness in manner or style.

Darknessadjective

Being or having a complexion that is not light in color.

Lightnessnoun

Freedom from worry or trouble.

Darknessadjective

Sullen or threatening

a dark scowl.
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Lightnessnoun

Lack of appropriate seriousness; levity.

Darknessadjective

Characterized by gloom or pessimism; dismal or bleak

a dark day for the economy.dark predictions of what lies in store.

Lightnessnoun

Delicacy or subtlety in craft, performance, or effect.

Darknessadjective

Being or characterized by morbid or grimly satiric humor.

Lightnessnoun

(uncountable) the condition of being illuminated

Darknessadjective

Unknown or concealed; mysterious

a dark secret.the dark workings of the unconscious.

Lightnessnoun

(uncountable) the relative whiteness or transparency of a colour

Darknessadjective

Lacking enlightenment, knowledge, or culture

a dark age in the history of education.

Lightnessnoun

(countable) The product of being illuminated.

Darknessadjective

Evil in nature or effect; sinister

"churned up dark undercurrents of ethnic and religious hostility" (Peter Maas).

Lightnessnoun

The state of having little (or less) weight, or little force.

Darknessadjective

Morally corrupt; vicious

dark deeds.a dark past.

Lightnessnoun

Agility of movement.

Darknessadjective

Having richness or depth

a dark, melancholy vocal tone.

Lightnessnoun

Freedom from worry.

Darknessadjective

Not giving performances; closed

The movie theater is dark on Mondays.

Lightnessnoun

Levity, frivolity; inconsistency.

Darknessadjective

(Linguistics) Pronounced with the back of the tongue raised toward the velum. Used of the sound (l) in words like full.

Lightnessnoun

the property of being comparatively small in weight;

the lightness of balsa wood

Darknessnoun

Absence of light.

Lightnessnoun

the gracefulness of a person or animal that is quick and nimble

Darknessnoun

A place having little or no light.

Lightnessnoun

having a light color

Darknessnoun

Night; nightfall

home before dark.

Lightnessnoun

the visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures;

he could paint the lightest light and the darkest dark

Darknessnoun

A deep hue or color.

Darknessnoun

darks Pieces of laundry having a dark color.

Darknessnoun

(uncountable) The state of being dark; lack of light.

The darkness of the room made it difficult to see.

Darknessnoun

(uncountable) Gloom.

Darknessnoun

(countable) The product of being dark.

Darknessnoun

(uncountable) The state or quality of reflecting little light, of tending to a blackish or brownish color.

The darkness of her skin betrayed her Mediterranean heritage.

Darknessnoun

(uncountable) Evilness, lack of understanding or compassion, reference to death or suffering.

Darknessnoun

absence of light or illumination

Darknessnoun

an unilluminated area;

he moved off into the darkness

Darknessnoun

absence of moral or spiritual values;

the powers of darkness

Darknessnoun

an unenlightened state;

he was in the dark concerning their intentionshis lectures dispelled the darkness

Darknessnoun

having a dark or somber color

Darknessnoun

a swarthy complexion