Synonyms and Antonyms of blacken
1 to make dirty blackened the towels with their dirty hands Synonyms of blacken befoul, begrime, bemire, besmirch, dirty, daub, distain [archaic], foul, gaum [dialect], grime, mire, muck, muddy, smirch, smudge, soil, stain, sullyWords Related to blacken contaminate, defile, pollute, taint; discolor; confuse, disarrange, disarray, dishevel, disorder, draggle, jumble, mess, muddle; colly [chiefly British dialect], crock [dialect]Near Antonyms of blacken decontaminate, purge, purify; disinfect, sanitize; brush, dry-clean, dust, launder, mop, rinse, scour, scrub, sweep, wash, wipe; brighten, deodorize, freshen, renew, spruce (up); straighten (up), tidy (up)Antonyms of blacken clean, cleanse
2 to make untrue and harmful statements about the politician maliciously blackened his opponent's reputation Synonyms of blacken asperse, slander, calumniate, defame, libel, malign, smear, traduce, vilifyWords Related to blacken belittle, denigrate, detract, disparage; discredit, disgrace, dishonor, shame; abase, debase, degrade, humble, humiliate; disdain, scornNear Antonyms of blacken exalt, glorify, honor; acclaim, applaud, commend, praise; esteem, respect; admire, regard; adore, revere, venerate, worship
3 to make dark, dim, or indistinct thick smoke from the forest fires blackened the sky for many miles Synonyms of blacken becloud, bedim, befog, cloud, blear, blur, darken, dim, dislimn, fog, fuzz (up), haze, mist, obscure, overcast, overcloud, overshadow, shadow, shroudWords Related to blacken adumbrate, blot out, conceal, eclipse, hide, obliterate, screen, shade; camouflage, cloak, cover, curtain, disguise, mask, veilNear Antonyms of blacken expose, reveal, uncover, unveilAntonyms of blacken brighten, illuminate, illumine, light (up), lighten
4 to grow dark the auditorium blackened suddenly, and a spotlighted performer appeared alone on stage Synonyms of blacken darken, black out, close in, duskWords Related to blacken dim, fade, wane; gloom, lower (also lour)Near Antonyms of blacken dawn; beam, glow, radiate, shineAntonyms of blacken brighten, light, lighten
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