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What are the hyponyms for black?

Hyponyms for black

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Definitions for black

  • adjective - marked by anger or resentment or hostility; "black looks"; "black words"
  • adjective - 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.
  • adjective - extremely dark; "a black moonless night"; "through the pitch-black woods"; "it was pitch-dark in the cellar"
  • verb - make or become black; "The smoke blackened the ceiling"; "The ceiling blackened"
  • adjective - 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"
  • adjective - (of the face) made black especially as with suffused blood; "a face black with fury"
  • adjective - soiled with dirt or soot; "with feet black from playing outdoors"; "his shirt was black within an hour"
  • adjective - (of coffee) without cream or sugar
  • adjective - (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
  • adjective - 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 scheme of some sinister intelligence bent on punishing him"-Thomas Hardy
  • adjective - (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 greed"; "a shameful display of cowardice"
  • adjective - 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"
  • adjective - distributed or sold illicitly; "the black economy pays no taxes"
  • adjective - (of intelligence operations) deliberately misleading; "black propaganda"
  • adjective - harshly ironic or sinister; "black humor"; "a grim joke"; "grim laughter"; "fun ranging from slapstick clowning ... to savage mordant wit"
  • noun - black clothing (worn as a sign of mourning); "the widow wore black"
  • noun - (board games) the darker pieces
  • noun - the quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white)
  • noun - a person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa)
  • noun - popular child actress of the 1930's (born in 1928)
  • noun - British chemist who identified carbon dioxide and who formulated the concepts of specific heat and latent heat (1728-1799)
  • noun - total absence of light; "they fumbled around in total darkness"; "in the black of night"
  • Pronounciation of black

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    Synonyms for black

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

    Antonyms for black

    white

    Holonyms for black

    Black race Negroid race Negro race

    Hypernyms for black

    wear piece individual soul darkness clothing wearable achromatic color someone person of color article of clothing habiliment achromatic colour somebody person of colour vesture man person mortal dark color discolor discolour colour

    Meronyms for black

    No meronyms found for black.

    Sounds like black

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