Adjective Definition


1.Definition: (of coffee) without cream or sugar

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

"The stock market crashed on Black Friday"

Related Adjective(s):calamitous, disastrous, fatal, fateful

3.Definition: (of intelligence operations) deliberately misleading

"Black propaganda"

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

"A face black with fury"

Related Adjective(s):blackened

5.Definition: (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"

Related Adjective(s):disgraceful, ignominious, inglorious, opprobrious, shameful

6.Definition: 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"

7.Definition: distributed or sold illicitly

"The black economy pays no taxes"

Related Adjective(s):bootleg, contraband, smuggled

8.Definition: extremely dark

"A black moonless night", "Through the pitch-black woods"

9.Definition: harshly ironic or sinister

"Black humor"

Related Adjective(s):grim, mordant

10.Definition: marked by anger or resentment or hostility

"Black looks", "Black words"

11.Definition: of or belonging to a racial group especially of sub-Saharan African origin

"A great people--a black people--...injected new meaning and dignity into the veins of civilization"

12.Definition: offering little or no hope

"The future looked black"

Related Adjective(s):bleak, dim

13.Definition: soiled with dirt or soot

"With feet black from playing outdoors", "His shirt was black within an hour"

Related Adjective(s):smutty

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

"Black deeds", "A black lie", "His black heart has concocted yet another black deed"

Related Adjective(s):dark, sinister

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