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Adjective
Having no hue, owing to the absorption of all or almost all light
“Dressing in black clothing was part of his signature Gothic style.”
Adjective
Not having a light complexion
“Flying closely with it was a mottled vision of a bird, almost invisible against the black night sky.”
Adjective
Causing or marked by an atmosphere lacking in cheer
“A black mood has descended upon us as we argue our way up Drummond Street.”
Adjective
Full of anger or hatred
“My black hatred dissipated, and reformed as a milky grey shroud of fondness.”
Adjective
Wicked or harmful by nature
“Highsmith's original noir storyline has been opened out into a plush, perfectly upholstered account of black deeds in a sun-kissed country.”
Adjective
Characterized by tragic or disastrous events that usually cause despair or pessimism
“The day when the first missiles were fired was a black day in our history.”
Adjective
Having a cynical or macabre bent
“The phrases are sharp, uncluttered, often loaded with an understated black humor.”
Noun
A time or place of little or no light
“We stumbled through the open fields during the black of night.”
Noun
African-american
“He describes himself as a white man living in a black man’s body, and a black man living in a white man's world.”
Verb
To make black, to blacken
“This stuff doesn't just black the buildings, it also causes asthma!”
Verb
To make black, to blacken
“I would black my eye after a run-in with a thug.”
Verb
To boycott something or someone, usually as part of an industrial dispute
“The union would black its music programs for ten weeks in protest.”
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