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black

How to sign: being of the achromatic color of maximum darkness; having little or no hue owing to absorption of almost all incident light
"black leather jackets"; "as black as coal"; "rich black soil";

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See also: dark

Similiar / Same: achromatic

black

How to sign: offering little or no hope
"the future looked black"; "prospects were bleak"; "Life in the Aran Islands has always been bleak and difficult"- J.M.Synge; "took a dim view of things";

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Similiar / Same: bleak, dim

black

How to sign: distributed or sold illicitly
"the black economy pays no taxes";

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Similiar / Same: bootleg, black-market, contraband, smuggled

black

How to sign: make or become black
"The smoke blackened the ceiling"; "The ceiling blackened";

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Similiar / Same: blacken, nigrify, melanize, melanise

Categories: color, colour, discolor, discolour

Black

How to sign: a person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa)

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Similiar / Same: Black person, blackamoor, Negro, Negroid

Categories: human, individual, mortal, person, person of color, person of colour, somebody, someone, soul

Within this category: Black man, Black woman, colored person, darky, Negress, nigger, pickaninny, Tom

black

How to sign: (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame
"Man...has written one of his blackest records as a destroyer on the oceanic islands"- Rachel Carson; "an ignominious retreat"; "inglorious defeat"; "an opprobrious monument to human;

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Similiar / Same: ignominious, inglorious, shameful, disgraceful, opprobrious

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