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black

adjective

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1 having the color of soot or coal
  • we adopted a little black kitten

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3 not conforming to a high moral standard; morally unacceptable
  • the black deeds of the brigands along the Scottish border

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4 not having a light complexion
  • a black Irishman, Tyrone Power had the classic looks of a Hollywood leading man

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black

noun

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black

verb
chiefly British

Synonyms & Antonyms of black (Entry 3 of 3)

as in boycott, blackball

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The first known use of black was before the 12th century

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“Black.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/black. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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