from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state, property or quality of being black.
  • n. The result or product of being black.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being black; black color; atrociousness or enormity in wickedness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being black; black color; darkness.
  • n. Moral darkness; atrocity or enormity in wickedness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. total absence of light
  • n. the quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white)


From black +‎ -ness. (Wiktionary)



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