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English noun: whiteness

1. whiteness (attribute) the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black)


Broader (hypernym)achromatic color, achromatic colour

Narrower (hyponym)alabaster, bleach, bone, chalk, frostiness, hoariness, ivory, off-white, pearl

Antonymsblack, blackness, inkiness

2. whiteness (state) the state of being unsullied by sin or moral wrong; lacking a knowledge of evil

Synonymsinnocence, pureness, purity, sinlessness

Broader (hypernym)condition, status

Narrower (hyponym)cleanness

3. whiteness (attribute) lightness or fairness of complexion

SamplesOnly the whiteness of her cheeks gave any indication of the stress from which she was suffering.

Broader (hypernym)complexion, skin color, skin colour

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