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  Words related to black

Related / Similar Words: blackness, Black, Black person, blackamoor, Negro, Negroid, Shirley Temple Black, Shirley Temple, Joseph Black, total darkness, lightlessness, pitch blackness, blacken, melanize, melanise, nigrify, pitch-black, pitch-dark, achromatic, blackened, calamitous, disastrous, fatal, fateful, dark, sinister, disgraceful, ignominious, inglorious, opprobrious, shameful, bleak, dim, bootleg, black-market, contraband, smuggled, grim, mordant


  • black clothing (worn as a sign of mourning); "the widow wore black";
  • (board games) the darker pieces;
  • the quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white);
  • a person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa);
  • popular child actress of the 1930''s (born 1927);
  • British chemist who identified carbon dioxide and who formulated the concepts of specific heat and latent heat (1728-1799);
  • total absence of light; "they fumbled around in total darkness"; "in the black of night";
  • make or become black; "The smoke blackened the ceiling"; "The ceiling blackened";
  • marked by anger or resentment or hostility; "black looks"; "black words";
  • of or belonging to a racial group having dark skin especially of sub-Saharan African origin; "a great people--a black people--...injected new meaning and dignity into the veins of civilization"- Martin Luther King Jr.;
  • extremely dark; "a black moonless night"; "through the pitch-black woods"; "it was pitch-dark in the celler";
  • being of the achromatic color of maximum darkness; having little or no hue owing to absorption of almost all incident light; "black leather jackets"; "as black as coal"; "rich black soil";
  • (of the face) made black especially as with suffused blood; "a face black with fury";
  • soiled with dirt or soot; "with feet black from playing outdoors"; "his shirt was black within an hour";
  • dressed in black; "a black knight"; "black friars";
  • (of coffee) without cream or sugar;
  • (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin; "the stock market crashed on Black Friday"; "a calamitous defeat"; "the battle was a disastrous end to a disastrous campaign"; "such doctrines, if true, would be absolutely fata;
  • stemming from evil characteristics or forces; wicked or dishonorable; "black deeds"; "a black lie"; "his black heart has concocted yet another black deed"; "Darth Vader of the dark side"; "a dark purpose"; "dark undercurrents of ethnic hostility"; "the sc;
  • (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame; "Man...has written one of his blackest records as a destroyer on the oceanic islands"- Rachel Carson; "an ignominious retreat"; "inglorious defeat"; "an opprobrious monument to human;
  • offering little or no hope; "the future looked black"; "prospects were bleak"; "Life in the Aran Islands has always been bleak and difficult"- J.M.Synge; "took a dim view of things";
  • distributed or sold illicitly; "the black economy pays no taxes";
  • (of intelligence operations) deliberately misleading; "black propaganda";
  • harshly ironic or sinister; "black humor"; "a grim joke"; "grim laughter"; "fun ranging from slapstick clowning ... to savage mordant wit";

    See Also: dark


    Hyponyms: coal black, ebony, jet black, pitch black, sable, soot black, Negress, Black man, Black woman, colored person, colored, darky, darkie, darkey, Tom, Uncle Tom, pickaninny, piccaninny, picaninny


    Attributes: value


    Member Meronyms: Black race, Negroid race, Negro race


    Derivational Morphology: blacken, melanize, melanise, nigrify, blackness, melanin


    Language Translations:
    Afrikaans: swart   Albanian: zezak and zi  
    Arabic: أسود   Basque: beltz  
    Bosnian: crna and crnac   Breton: du  
    Bulgarian: черен   Catalan: negre  
    Chinese: and 黑色   Croatian: crn and crna  
    Danish: neger and sort   Dutch: zwart and zwarte  
    Esperanto: nigra   Estonian: must  
    Finnish: musta   French: noir  
    Frisian: swart   German: schwarz and Schwarze  
    Greek: μαύρο and μαύρος   Hebrew: שחור  
    Hindi: काला   Hungarian: fekete and néger  
    Indonesian: hitam and negro   Interlingua: nigre and nigro  
    Irish: dubh   Italian: nero  
    Japanese: and 黒い and 黒人   Kurdish: (re)  
    Latin: niger   Latvian: melns  
    Lithuanian: juodas and juoduma and negras   Malayalam: കറുപ്പ്  
    Maltese: iswed   Norwegian: svart  
    Novial: nigri   Persian: سياه  
    Polish: czarny and czerń   Portuguese: negro and preto  
    Romanian: negru   Russian: негр and чёрный  
    Serbian: crna   Slovak: černoch and čierny  
    Slovene: črn   Spanish: negro  
    Swedish: svart   Tagalog: itim  
    Telugu: నలుపు and నల్ల   Turkish: siyah  
    Ukrainian: мурин and чорний   Vietnamese: (màu and người and đen  
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