While many blind people listen for echoes to some degree, Ben's ability to navigate in his sightless world is, say experts, extraordinary.

kenny4528

Senior Member
Mandarin, Taiwan
Hi,

Lately it occurs to me that a word suffixed with less seems to be more elegant and skilled in formal writting than its synonym, like:

While many blind people listen for echoes to some degree, Ben's ability to navigate in his sightless world is, say experts, extraordinary.

Here why the author didn't choose the dark to modify the world is all about personal preference, or is based on the fact that sightless is a better word than dark in formal writting?

I hope I made it clear.

Thanks.
 
  • kenny4528

    Senior Member
    Mandarin, Taiwan
    People who are blind say that blindness is not necessarily darkness. This is a myth. "Sightless" is a much better descriptor.
    Hi, I associated dark with sightless instinctively (I thought they are antonym), but I seem to be wrong. Thanks.:)
     
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