Holyness vs Darkness - What's the difference?

holyness | darkness |

As nouns the difference between holyness and darkness

is that holyness is while darkness is (lb) the state of being dark; lack of light.




  • * 1871, Congregation of Holy Cross, Rules of the Congregation
  • The foundation of every Religious Congregation, as of all holyness , is in obedience, ...
  • * 1875, The Genealogist
  • *:...sett yourself to your business and resolve to run the race that he has sett before you with holyness and righteousness...
  • darkness


    Alternative forms

    * darckness (obsolete) * darkeness (obsolete)


  • (lb) The state of being dark; lack of light.
  • :
  • *1912 , (Willa Cather),
  • *:Over everything was darkness and thick silence, and the smell of dust and sunflowers.
  • *
  • *:Turning back, then, toward the basement staircase, she began to grope her way through blinding darkness , but had taken only a few uncertain steps when, of a sudden, she stopped short and for a little stood like a stricken thing, quite motionless save that she quaked to her very marrow in the grasp of a great and enervating fear.
  • (lb) Gloom.
  • (lb) The product of being dark.
  • (lb) The state or quality of reflecting little light, of tending to a blackish or brownish color.
  • :
  • (lb) Evilness, lack of understanding or compassion, reference to death or suffering.
  • Antonyms

    * lightness