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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)


Synonymswhite


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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