Synonyms for Black

Synonyms for (noun) Black

Synonyms: black

Definition: black clothing (worn as a sign of mourning)

Usage: the widow wore black

Similar words: clothing, vesture, wear, wearable, article of clothing, habiliment

Definition: a covering designed to be worn on a person's body


Synonyms: black

Definition: (board games) the darker pieces

Similar words: man, piece

Definition: game equipment consisting of an object used in playing certain board games

Usage: he taught me to set up the men on the chess board; he sacrificed a piece to get a strategic advantage


Synonyms: black, blackness, inkiness

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

Similar words: achromatic color, achromatic colour

Definition: a color lacking hue; white or grey or black


Synonyms: Negro, Negroid, Black, Black person, blackamoor

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

Similar words: somebody, someone, soul, mortal, person, individual

Definition: a human being

Usage: there was too much for one person to do


Similar words: person of color, person of colour

Definition: (formal) any non-European non-white person


Synonyms: Black, Shirley Temple, Shirley Temple Black

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

Similar words: actress

Definition: a female actor


Synonyms: Black, Joseph Black

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

Similar words: chemist

Definition: a scientist who specializes in chemistry


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

Definition: total absence of light

Usage: they fumbled around in total darkness; in the black of night

Similar words: dark, darkness

Definition: absence of light or illumination

Synonyms for (verb) Black

Synonyms: blacken, black, nigrify, melanise, melanize

Definition: make or become black

Usage: The smoke blackened the ceiling; The ceiling blackened

Similar words: color, colour, discolor, discolour

Definition: change color, often in an undesired manner

Usage: The shirts discolored

Synonyms for (adjective) Black

Synonyms: black

Definition: marked by anger or resentment or hostility

Usage: black looks; black words

Similar words: angry

Definition: feeling or showing anger

Usage: angry at the weather; angry customers; an angry silence; sending angry letters to the papers


Synonyms: black

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

Usage: a great people--a black people--...injected new meaning and dignity into the veins of civilization- Martin Luther King Jr.

Similar words: African-American, Afro-American

Definition: pertaining to or characteristic of Americans of African ancestry

Usage: Afro-American culture; many black people preferred to be called African-American or Afro-American


Similar words: colored, coloured, dark, dark-skinned, non-white

Definition: having skin rich in melanin pigments

Usage: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; dark-skinned peoples


Similar words: negro

Definition: relating to or characteristic of or being a member of the traditional racial division of mankind having brown to black pigmentation and tightly curled hair


Similar words: negroid

Definition: characteristic of people traditionally classified as the Negro race

Usage: negroid features


Synonyms: black, pitch-black, pitch-dark

Definition: extremely dark

Usage: a black moonless night; through the pitch-black woods; it was pitch-dark in the cellar

Similar words: dark

Definition: devoid of or deficient in light or brightness; shadowed or black

Usage: sitting in a dark corner; a dark day; dark shadows; dark as the inside of a black cat


Synonyms: black, blackened

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

Usage: a face black with fury

Similar words: colored, colorful, coloured

Definition: having color or a certain color; sometimes used in combination

Usage: colored crepe paper; the film was in color; amber-colored heads of grain


Synonyms: smutty, black

Definition: soiled with dirt or soot

Usage: with feet black from playing outdoors; his shirt was black within an hour

Similar words: soiled, dirty, unclean

Definition: soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime

Usage: dirty unswept sidewalks; a child in dirty overalls; dirty slums; piles of dirty dishes; put his dirty feet on the clean sheet; wore an unclean shirt; mining is a dirty job; Cinderella did the dirty work while her sisters preened themselves


Synonyms: black

Definition: (of coffee) without cream or sugar

Similar words: undiluted

Definition: not diluted

Usage: undiluted milk; an undiluted racial strain


Synonyms: black, calamitous, fatal, fateful, disastrous

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

Usage: the stock market crashed on Black Friday; a calamitous defeat; the battle was a disastrous end to a disastrous campaign; such doctrines, if true, would be absolutely fatal to my theory- Charles Darwin; it is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it- Douglas MacArthur; a fateful error

Similar words: unfortunate

Definition: not favored by fortune; marked or accompanied by or resulting in ill fortune

Usage: an unfortunate turn of events; an unfortunate decision; unfortunate investments; an unfortunate night for all concerned


Synonyms: black, sinister, dark

Definition: stemming from evil characteristics or forces; wicked or dishonorable

Usage: black deeds; a black lie; his black heart has concocted yet another black deed; Darth Vader of the dark side; a dark purpose; dark undercurrents of ethnic hostility; the scheme of some sinister intelligence bent on punishing him-Thomas Hardy

Similar words: evil

Definition: morally bad or wrong

Usage: evil purposes; an evil influence; evil deeds


Synonyms: disgraceful, shameful, ignominious, inglorious, opprobrious, black

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

Usage: 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 greed; a shameful display of cowardice

Similar words: dishonorable, dishonourable

Definition: lacking honor or integrity; deserving dishonor

Usage: dishonorable in thought and deed


Synonyms: black, dim, bleak

Definition: offering little or no hope

Usage: 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

Similar words: hopeless

Definition: without hope because there seems to be no possibility of comfort or success

Usage: in an agony of hopeless grief; with a hopeless sigh he sat down


Synonyms: bootleg, contraband, smuggled, black, black-market

Definition: distributed or sold illicitly

Usage: the black economy pays no taxes

Similar words: illegal

Definition: prohibited by law or by official or accepted rules

Usage: an illegal chess move


Synonyms: black

Definition: (of intelligence operations) deliberately misleading

Usage: black propaganda

Similar words: covert

Definition: secret or hidden; not openly practiced or engaged in or shown or avowed

Usage: covert actions by the CIA; covert funding for the rebels


Synonyms: mordant, black, grim

Definition: harshly ironic or sinister

Usage: black humor; a grim joke; grim laughter; fun ranging from slapstick clowning ... to savage mordant wit

Similar words: sarcastic

Definition: expressing or expressive of ridicule that wounds