achluphobia an abnormal fear of darkness. Also called scotophobia. fuliginosity 1. the state or condition of being sooty or smoky. 2. soot or smoke. —fuliginous, adj. noctiluca any thing or creature that shines or glows in the dark, especially a phosphorescent or bioluminescent marine or other organism. —noctilucine, adj. noctimania an abnormal love of the night. nyctophobia an abnormal fear of darkness or night. obumbration Rare. the act or process of darkening or obscuring. sciophobia an abnormal fear of shadows. scotophobia achluophobia. scotopia vision in dim light or darkness. See also photopia. —scotopic, adj.
(countable and uncountable, plural darknesses)
- (uncountable) The state of being dark; lack of light.
- (uncountable) Gloom.
- (countable) The product of being dark.
- (uncountable) The state or quality of reflecting little light, of tending to a blackish or brownish color.
- (uncountable) Evilness, lack of understanding or compassion, reference to death or suffering.
From dark +"Ž -ness