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Synonyms for blackenˈblæk ən

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    make or become black

    "The smoke blackened the ceiling"; "The ceiling blackened"

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

    Antonyms:
    white, whiten

  2. char, blacken, sear, scorch(verb)

    burn slightly and superficially so as to affect color

    "The cook blackened the chicken breast"; "The fire charred the ceiling above the mantelpiece"; "the flames scorched the ceiling"

    Synonyms:
    scorch, melanize, blacken, sear, singe, nigrify, parch, melanise, coal, black, char

    Antonyms:
    white, whiten

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. blacken(v)

    Synonyms:
    color, darken, dye, soil, stain

    Antonyms:
    blanch, bleach, make white, whiten, whitewash

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. blacken(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    darken, make black

  2. blacken(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    vilify, defame, slander, calumniate, asperse, traduce, malign, abuse, revile, rail at, sneer at, run down, speak ill of

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

demonise, denigrate


Translations for blacken

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • цапам, очерням, почерням, почернявамBulgarian
  • nigrigiEsperanto
  • mustataFinnish
  • salir, noircir, souillerFrench
  • השחירHebrew
  • nigreskarIdo
  • annerire, sporcareItalian
  • zwartmakenDutch
  • enegrecer, conspurcarPortuguese
  • измарать, запачкать, загрязнить, замарать, очернить, чернить, испачкать, загрязнять, чернеть, зачернить, очернять, почернеть, пачкать, маратьRussian
  • svärta, svartna, svärta nerSwedish

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