You might say that some societies are stuck in the Dark Ages. You can procure all sorts of illegal things on the dark web, or visit landmarks associated with death and suffering as part of the dark-tourism industry.
The Darkness Blend
You might know a dark horse—someone who keeps you in the dark about their skills and interests. In the Anglophone world, darkness has several symbolic meanings, few of them positive. Part of it is evolutionary, as beasts hunt under the cover of night. Darkness is an ally to crime. Yet darkness is indiscriminate in its cover.
Darkness makes it hard to see clearly, and so it has become bound up with ignorance. The leap from intellectual to moral ignorance is a small one, and so darkness is evocative here too.
Urban Dictionary: darkness
God, Allah or Yahweh are the light of the world; to be in darkness is an abandonment. Yet all this is not true of other cultures. Lao Tzu, the founder of Daoism, thought that insight was to be found in darkness.
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Darkness has played an important creative role. Charles Baudelaire and Erik Satie would wander the streets of Paris at night searching for a bright idea in a dark space.
The Darkness Blend
Still, darkness will always be associated with death—and therefore with the morbid, bleak and depressing. He had found a sublime beauty in dark places. Join them. Subscribe to The Economist today. Media Audio edition Economist Films Podcasts. Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary.
OTHER WORDS FROM darkness
The darkness of the room made it difficult to see. The darkness of her skin betrayed her Mediterranean heritage. The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers.
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