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Adjective
Having a very dark color (as of soot or coal)
“Dressing in black clothing was part of his signature Gothic style.”
Adjective
Lacking in light
“Flying closely with it was a mottled vision of a bird, almost invisible against the black night sky.”
Adjective
Having a somber or dismal atmosphere or nature
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“A black mood has descended upon us as we argue our way up Drummond Street.”
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Full of anger or hatred
“My black hatred dissipated, and reformed as a milky grey shroud of fondness.”
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Wicked or harmful by nature
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“Highsmith's original noir storyline has been opened out into a plush, perfectly upholstered account of black deeds in a sun-kissed country.”
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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.”
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Having a cynical or macabre bent
“The phrases are sharp, uncluttered, often loaded with understated black humor.”
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Covered in dirt or grime
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“The once-purple tapestry was now black with dust, and the moth had eaten it into rags.”
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Relating to crime
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Like smoke in colour or appearance
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African-American
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Done or kept in secret, sometimes to conceal an illicit or improper purpose
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Prolific or proliferative
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Doubtful as to whether something will happen or whether it is worthwhile
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Having no shine or luster
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(of economic activity) Carried on by self-employed or independent people on a small scale, especially unofficially or illegally
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Suffering from decay
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Furiously angry
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Noun
A place or time with a partial or total absence of light
“We stumbled through the open fields during the black of night.”
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An American with African lineage
“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.”
Noun
A drug smoked or ingested for euphoric effect, Cannabis (drug)
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Blackamoor
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Black clothes worn as an expression of sorrow when someone dies
Verb
To make black, to blacken
“This stuff doesn't just black the buildings, it also causes asthma!”
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(rare) To injure or bruise
“I would black my eye after a run-in with a thug.”
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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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To prohibit or interdict the participation or inclusion of
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To erase, revoke or strike out
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axUS
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