[noun] black clothing (worn as a sign of mourning); "the widow wore black"
[verb] make or become black; "The smoke blackened the ceiling"; "The ceiling blackened" Synonyms: en, melanize, melanise, nigrify
[adjective] 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" Synonyms: achromatic
[adjective] of or belonging to a racial group having dark skin especially of sub-Saharan African origin; "a great people
[adjective] marked by anger or resentment or hostility; "black looks"; "black words"
[adjective] stemming from evil characteristics or forces; wicked or dishonorable; "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 Synonyms: dark, sinister
[adjective] 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" Synonyms: bleak, dim
[adjective] (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin; "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" Synonyms: calamitous, disastrous, fatal, fateful
[adjective] (of the face) made black especially as with suffused blood; "a face black with fury" Synonyms: ened
[adjective] extremely dark; "a black moonless night"; "through the pitch-black woods"; "it was pitch-dark in the celler" Synonyms: pitch-pitch-dark
[adjective] harshly ironic or sinister; "black humor"; "a grim joke"; "grim laughter"; "fun ranging from slapstick clowning ... to savage mordant wit" Synonyms: grim, mordant
[adjective] (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 greed"; "a shameful display of cowardice" Synonyms: disgraceful, ignominious, inglorious, opprobrious, shameful
[adjective] (of coffee) without cream or sugar
[adjective] dressed in black; "a black knight"; "black friars"
[adjective] soiled with dirt or soot; "with feet black from playing outdoors"; "his shirt was black within an hour"