What is the opposite of black?

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Adjective
Opposite of having a very dark color (as of soot or coal)
“You can pair a white top with just about anything for an instantly pulled-together look.”
Adjective
Opposite of lacking in light
“He suddenly wished that his parents were there, in the brightened room, so that he could tell them that he knew a little bit more about each of them.”
Adjective
Opposite of having a somber or dismal atmosphere or nature
“The protagonist Malte is emotionally not able to be affected by a cheerful atmosphere in such a way that the moods of others become his own.”
Adjective
Opposite of full of anger or hatred
“Their mother was at the center of their world and her warm loving nature provided a sense of security despite the lack of a father.”
Adjective
Opposite of wicked or harmful by nature
“The maids and servants repeated accounts of faeries and magic from years past, while others told simple tales of good deeds and rewards.”
Adjective
Opposite of characterized by tragic or disastrous events that usually cause despair or pessimism
“This was a joyous occasion and one of pure nostalgia for me, as we recalled happy evenings spent at Flagstaff House.”
Adjective
Opposite of having a cynical or macabre bent
“Maria would keep mealtime conversation limited to more lighthearted subjects and avoided any direct talk about the medical center or its staff.”
Adjective
Opposite of covered in dirt or grime
“We want clean clothes, but within that simple desire lie images of crisp starching, of linen whiter than white.”
Adjective
Opposite of darkened in complexion
“She spent most of her time indoors, and her skin remained fair in complexion from not being exposed to the sun.”
Adjective
Opposite of horrifyingly wicked
Adjective
Opposite of making fun of death, illness, or misfortune
“It was refreshing to watch an act that was clean and non-controversial.”
Adjective
Opposite of deeply pessimistic
“Some modern-day philosophers predict a promising future where mankind will live together in peace and harmony.”
Adjective
Opposite of relating to crime
“Afterward, many unsavory characters had started frequenting the place, finding it a perfect spot for their less than legal activities.”
Adjective
Opposite of very disgusting, dirty or unpleasant
“Reading Robinson Crusoe gave me a firm conviction that I should be cast away on a beautiful island with a beach to kill for.”
Adjective
Opposite of furtive; sly
Noun
Opposite of a place or time with a partial or total absence of light
“In the light of the day, I can find my way.”
Noun
Opposite of a person with African lineage
“Billy tries to convince Sidney that he can dunk, but Sidney reminds him that a white can't jump.”
Noun
Opposite of the partial or total absence of light
“We turn the corner and see light at the end of the cavern.”
Verb
Opposite of to make black, to blacken
“The bleach will whiten fungi or algae but does not change the color of dirt.”
Verb
(rare) Opposite of to injure or bruise
“Rolling around in pain, Rollo managed to muster enough strength to gather materials to treat his wound.”
Verb
Opposite of to ban or refrain from using
Verb
Opposite of to prohibit or interdict the use, participation or inclusion of
Verb
Opposite of to make dirty or sooty
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