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Princeton's WordNet

  1. black, blackness, inkiness(noun)

    the quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white)

    Synonyms:
    inkiness, pitch blackness, blackness, black, blackamoor, lightlessness, total darkness

    Antonyms:
    whiteness, white, diluted, good, uncoloured, clean, Caucasian, dilute, overt, hopeful, honorable, Caucasoid, albescent, open, fortunate, light, legal, honourable, unangry(p), uncolored, unsarcastic, light-skinned

  2. total darkness, lightlessness, blackness, pitch blackness, black(noun)

    total absence of light

    Synonyms:
    inkiness, pitch blackness, lightlessness, blackness, black, blackamoor, total darkness

    Antonyms:
    white, whiteness, uncoloured, honorable, unangry(p), Caucasoid, hopeful, uncolored, overt, diluted, clean, legal, good, Caucasian, albescent, unsarcastic, dilute, honourable, open, light, light-skinned, fortunate

  3. Black, Joseph Black(noun)

    British chemist who identified carbon dioxide and who formulated the concepts of specific heat and latent heat (1728-1799)

    Synonyms:
    inkiness, pitch blackness, blackness, blackamoor, lightlessness, total darkness

    Antonyms:
    whiteness, white, hopeful, dilute, albescent, Caucasoid, honourable, fortunate, overt, good, clean, diluted, legal, Caucasian, uncolored, unangry(p), open, honorable, light, uncoloured, light-skinned, unsarcastic

  4. Black, Shirley Temple Black, Shirley Temple(noun)

    popular child actress of the 1930's (born in 1928)

    Synonyms:
    inkiness, pitch blackness, blackness, blackamoor, lightlessness, total darkness

    Antonyms:
    white, whiteness, unsarcastic, diluted, light-skinned, uncolored, legal, fortunate, unangry(p), dilute, overt, good, light, honourable, open, honorable, albescent, Caucasian, uncoloured, clean, Caucasoid, hopeful

  5. Black, Black person, blackamoor, Negro, Negroid(noun)

    a person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa)

    Synonyms:
    inkiness, pitch blackness, blackness, blackamoor, lightlessness, total darkness

    Antonyms:
    whiteness, white, light, Caucasian, overt, uncolored, honorable, open, good, light-skinned, albescent, fortunate, honourable, diluted, unangry(p), unsarcastic, dilute, uncoloured, Caucasoid, clean, hopeful, legal

  6. black(noun)

    (board games) the darker pieces

    Synonyms:
    inkiness, pitch blackness, blackness, blackamoor, lightlessness, total darkness

    Antonyms:
    whiteness, white, light, honourable, Caucasian, overt, dilute, open, unangry(p), honorable, diluted, unsarcastic, hopeful, Caucasoid, clean, uncolored, uncoloured, albescent, good, light-skinned, fortunate, legal

  7. black(adj)

    black clothing (worn as a sign of mourning)

    Synonyms:
    inkiness, pitch blackness, blackness, blackamoor, lightlessness, total darkness

    Antonyms:
    white, whiteness, hopeful, light-skinned, honorable, legal, Caucasian, honourable, dilute, overt, fortunate, albescent, good, light, Caucasoid, clean, diluted, uncolored, unangry(p), open, unsarcastic, uncoloured

  8. black(adj)

    being of the achromatic color of maximum darkness; having little or no hue owing to absorption of almost all incident light

    Synonyms:
    pitch-dark, black-market, shameful, dim, fatal, inglorious, grim, calamitous, blackened, fateful, dark, sinister, opprobrious, bootleg, disgraceful, smutty, contraband, pitch-black, smuggled, ignominious, disastrous, bleak, mordant

    Antonyms:
    whiteness, white, light-skinned, clean, honourable, hopeful, light, dilute, Caucasoid, unsarcastic, good, legal, overt, unangry(p), uncoloured, open, Caucasian, uncolored, honorable, fortunate, albescent, diluted

  9. black(adj)

    of or belonging to a racial group having dark skin especially of sub-Saharan African origin

    Synonyms:
    pitch-dark, black-market, shameful, dim, fatal, inglorious, grim, calamitous, blackened, fateful, dark, sinister, opprobrious, bootleg, disgraceful, smutty, contraband, pitch-black, smuggled, ignominious, disastrous, bleak, mordant

    Antonyms:
    whiteness, white, honorable, legal, honourable, uncoloured, albescent, fortunate, light-skinned, dilute, uncolored, clean, unsarcastic, good, unangry(p), light, diluted, Caucasian, Caucasoid, hopeful, open, overt

  10. black(adj)

    marked by anger or resentment or hostility

    Synonyms:
    pitch-dark, black-market, shameful, dim, fatal, inglorious, grim, calamitous, blackened, fateful, dark, sinister, opprobrious, bootleg, disgraceful, smutty, contraband, pitch-black, smuggled, ignominious, disastrous, bleak, mordant

    Antonyms:
    white, whiteness, unangry(p), dilute, honorable, uncolored, legal, albescent, honourable, light-skinned, uncoloured, hopeful, good, Caucasian, unsarcastic, fortunate, diluted, clean, overt, Caucasoid, open, light

  11. black, bleak, dim(adj)

    offering little or no hope

    Synonyms:
    blackened, cutting, fatal, subdued, bootleg, faint, disgraceful, slow, calamitous, dumb, dark, dense, bare, raw, black, fateful, wispy, smuggled, inglorious, desolate, dim, pitch-dark, pitch-black, grim, mordant, stark, dull, contraband, dimmed, shameful, disastrous, smutty, shadowy, barren, ignominious, vague, bleak, black-market, opprobrious, obtuse, sinister

    Antonyms:
    whiteness, white, albescent, honourable, Caucasian, light-skinned, clean, diluted, dilute, hopeful, overt, honorable, legal, fortunate, open, uncoloured, good, unsarcastic, light, unangry(p), Caucasoid, uncolored

  12. black, dark, sinister(adj)

    stemming from evil characteristics or forces; wicked or dishonorable

    Synonyms:
    blackened, ominous, sullen, bootleg, black-market, disgraceful, calamitous, forbidding, dismal, dark, moody, non-white, disconsolate, threatening, coloured, glum, fatal, dark-skinned, black, fateful, baleful, smuggled, inglorious, menacing, dim, pitch-dark, glowering, minatory, obscure, sour, pitch-black, grim, mordant, drab, benighted, contraband, shameful, saturnine, disastrous, smutty, ignominious, sorry, gloomy, morose, bleak, dingy, dreary, dour, drear, opprobrious, minacious, blue, sinister

    Antonyms:
    white, whiteness, legal, open, albescent, Caucasoid, diluted, hopeful, light-skinned, honourable, clean, Caucasian, overt, unsarcastic, light, unangry(p), honorable, good, uncoloured, uncolored, fortunate, dilute

  13. black, calamitous, disastrous, fatal, fateful(adj)

    (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin

    Synonyms:
    pitch-dark, black-market, shameful, dim, fatal, inglorious, portentous, grim, calamitous, blackened, fateful, black, dark, sinister, opprobrious, bootleg, disgraceful, smutty, contraband, pitch-black, foreboding(a), smuggled, ignominious, disastrous, bleak, mordant

    Antonyms:
    white, whiteness, light, honourable, unsarcastic, albescent, Caucasian, open, diluted, honorable, clean, light-skinned, uncoloured, dilute, fortunate, Caucasoid, hopeful, unangry(p), legal, uncolored, good, overt

  14. black, blackened(adj)

    (of the face) made black especially as with suffused blood

    Synonyms:
    pitch-dark, black-market, shameful, dim, fatal, inglorious, grim, calamitous, blackened, fateful, black, dark, sinister, opprobrious, bootleg, disgraceful, smutty, contraband, pitch-black, smuggled, ignominious, disastrous, bleak, mordant

    Antonyms:
    whiteness, white, honorable, good, diluted, unsarcastic, clean, hopeful, unangry(p), fortunate, legal, uncoloured, Caucasian, honourable, overt, Caucasoid, light, albescent, light-skinned, dilute, uncolored, open

  15. black, pitch-black, pitch-dark(adj)

    extremely dark

    Synonyms:
    pitch-dark, black-market, shameful, dim, fatal, inglorious, grim, calamitous, blackened, fateful, black, dark, sinister, opprobrious, bootleg, disgraceful, smutty, contraband, pitch-black, smuggled, ignominious, disastrous, bleak, mordant

    Antonyms:
    white, whiteness, light, Caucasian, uncoloured, fortunate, overt, light-skinned, hopeful, honourable, uncolored, albescent, good, honorable, diluted, dilute, unsarcastic, open, unangry(p), legal, Caucasoid, clean

  16. black, grim, mordant(adj)

    harshly ironic or sinister

    Synonyms:
    blackened, dispirited, opprobrious, bootleg, black-market, disgraceful, calamitous, macabre, dismal, dark, sick, disconsolate, black, fateful, down in the mouth, unforgiving, low, smuggled, unrelenting, inglorious, stern, dim, pitch-dark, fatal, unappeasable, gruesome, ghastly, pitch-black, downhearted, grim, low-spirited, mordant, down(p), dour, downcast, contraband, erosive, shameful, disastrous, smutty, relentless, corrosive, forbidding, ignominious, sorry, vitriolic, gloomy, drab, bleak, depressed, dingy, inexorable, dreary, drear, grisly, caustic, blue, sinister

    Antonyms:
    white, whiteness, light, uncolored, overt, legal, hopeful, unangry(p), honourable, good, dilute, diluted, albescent, fortunate, open, Caucasoid, Caucasian, honorable, clean, unsarcastic, uncoloured, light-skinned

  17. black(adj)

    (of intelligence operations) deliberately misleading

    Synonyms:
    pitch-dark, black-market, shameful, dim, fatal, inglorious, grim, calamitous, blackened, fateful, dark, sinister, opprobrious, bootleg, disgraceful, smutty, contraband, pitch-black, smuggled, ignominious, disastrous, bleak, mordant

    Antonyms:
    whiteness, white, uncolored, honourable, diluted, overt, light-skinned, legal, unangry(p), hopeful, Caucasian, fortunate, good, light, unsarcastic, albescent, open, Caucasoid, clean, honorable, uncoloured, dilute

  18. bootleg, black, black-market, contraband, smuggled(adj)

    distributed or sold illicitly

    Synonyms:
    pitch-dark, black-market, shameful, dim, blackened, inglorious, grim, calamitous, fatal, fateful, black, dark, sinister, opprobrious, bootleg, disgraceful, smutty, contraband, pitch-black, smuggled, ignominious, disastrous, bleak, mordant

    Antonyms:
    white, whiteness, albescent, overt, good, light, uncolored, light-skinned, diluted, hopeful, uncoloured, fortunate, unangry(p), Caucasoid, clean, unsarcastic, open, legal, Caucasian, honourable, dilute, honorable

  19. black, disgraceful, ignominious, inglorious, opprobrious, shameful(adj)

    (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame

    Synonyms:
    pitch-dark, black-market, shameful, dim, fatal, inglorious, scurrilous, grim, calamitous, abusive, blackened, fateful, black, dark, sinister, opprobrious, bootleg, scandalous, disgraceful, smutty, contraband, pitch-black, smuggled, shocking, ignominious, disastrous, bleak, mordant

    Antonyms:
    white, whiteness, uncoloured, Caucasian, uncolored, open, fortunate, light-skinned, hopeful, overt, unangry(p), good, unsarcastic, honorable, diluted, albescent, clean, legal, dilute, light, honourable, Caucasoid

  20. black(adj)

    (of coffee) without cream or sugar

    Synonyms:
    pitch-dark, black-market, shameful, dim, fatal, inglorious, grim, calamitous, blackened, fateful, dark, sinister, opprobrious, bootleg, disgraceful, smutty, contraband, pitch-black, smuggled, ignominious, disastrous, bleak, mordant

    Antonyms:
    white, whiteness, honourable, Caucasian, clean, uncoloured, dilute, fortunate, uncolored, Caucasoid, hopeful, unsarcastic, honorable, good, light, light-skinned, unangry(p), open, diluted, overt, legal, albescent

  21. black, smutty(verb)

    soiled with dirt or soot

    Synonyms:
    pitch-dark, black-market, cruddy, shameful, dim, fatal, inglorious, grim, calamitous, blackened, fateful, nasty, dark, filthy, sinister, opprobrious, bootleg, disgraceful, smutty, contraband, pitch-black, black, smuggled, foul, ignominious, disastrous, bleak, mordant

    Antonyms:
    whiteness, white, honorable, hopeful, unsarcastic, open, fortunate, overt, unangry(p), dilute, light, albescent, uncolored, Caucasian, clean, honourable, Caucasoid, uncoloured, legal, diluted, good, light-skinned

  22. blacken, melanize, melanise, nigrify, black(verb)

    make or become black

    Synonyms:
    scorch, melanize, blacken, sear, nigrify, melanise, black, char

    Antonyms:
    white, whiteness, honorable, uncoloured, overt, uncolored, dilute, honourable, hopeful, unsarcastic, albescent, fortunate, light, legal, light-skinned, Caucasoid, good, diluted, open, Caucasian, unangry(p), clean

Wiktionary

  1. black(noun)

    Synonyms:
    blacklist, darken, blackball, blacken, gloomy, dark, pitch-black

    Antonyms:
    white, lit, bright, illuminate

  2. black(adjective)

    In chess and similar games, the person playing with the black set of pieces.

    Antonyms:
    white

  3. black(adjective)

    To make black, to blacken.

    Synonyms:
    pitch-black, dark, gloomy, blacklist, blackball, blacken, darken

    Antonyms:
    white, illuminate, bright, lit

  4. black(adjective)

    To apply blacking to something.

    Synonyms:
    dark, gloomy, pitch-black, blackball, blacklist, darken, blacken

    Antonyms:
    illuminate, bright, white, lit

  5. black(adjective)

    To boycott something or someone, usually as part of an industrial dispute.

    Synonyms:
    gloomy, pitch-black, dark, blackball, darken, blacklist, blacken

    Antonyms:
    lit, bright, illuminate, white

  6. black(adjective)

    Black cloth hung up at funerals.

    Synonyms:
    pitch-black, dark, gloomy

    Antonyms:
    lit, illuminate, white, bright

  7. black(adjective)

    A person of African descent, Aborigine or Maori.

    Synonyms:
    gloomy, dark, pitch-black

    Antonyms:
    illuminate, bright, lit, white

  8. black(adjective)

    The black ball.

    Synonyms:
    gloomy, pitch-black, dark

    Antonyms:
    white, lit, bright, illuminate

  9. black(adjective)

    The edge of home plate

    Synonyms:
    dark, gloomy, pitch-black

    Antonyms:
    white, bright, illuminate, lit

  10. black(adjective)

    a type of firecracker that is really more dark brown in colour.

    Synonyms:
    pitch-black, gloomy, dark

    Antonyms:
    white, lit, bright, illuminate

  11. black(noun)

    blackcurrant syrup (in mixed drinks, e.g. snakebite and black, cider and black).

    Synonyms:
    pitch-black, gloomy, dark

    Antonyms:
    illuminate, bright, white, lit

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. black

    Strictly, that which is black is absolutely destitute of color; that which is dark is absolutely destitute of light. In common speech, however, a coat is black, tho not optically colorless; the night is dark, tho the stars shine. That is obscure, shadowy, or shady from which the light is more or less cut off. Dusky is applied to objects which appear as if viewed in fading light; the word is often used, as are swart and swarthy, of the human skin when quite dark, or even verging toward black. Dim refers to imperfection of outline, from distance, darkness, mist, etc., or from some defect of vision. Opaque objects, as smoked glass, are impervious to light. Murky is said of that which is at once dark, obscure, and gloomy; as, a murky den; a murky sky. Figuratively, dark is emblematic of sadness, agreeing with somber, dismal, gloomy, also of moral evil; as, a dark deed. Of intellectual matters, dark is now rarely used in the old sense of a dark saying, etc. See MYSTERIOUS; OBSCURE.

    Compare synonyms for LIGHT.

    Synonyms:
    dark, dim, dismal, dusky, gloomy, murky, mysterious, obscure, opaque, sable, shadowy, shady, somber, swart, swarthy

    Antonyms:
    bright, brilliant, clear, crystalline, dazzling, gleaming, glowing, illumined, light, lucid, luminous, radiant, shining, transparent, white

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. black(a.)

    Synonyms:
    dark, ebon, inky, atramentous, swarthy, murky, dusky, pitchy, dingy, cimmerian

  2. black(a.)

    Synonyms:
    wicked, atrocious, villanous, heinous, flagitious, diabolic, infernal, hellish, outrageous, monstrous, horrible

  3. black(n.)

    Synonyms:
    black color

  4. black(n.)

    Synonyms:
    mourning, black garment

  5. black(n.)

    Synonyms:
    negro, blackamoor, black man


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