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black, blackamoor
n. (archaic, offensive) a dark-skinned person, especially a black African; "The captain kidnapped several blackamoors to be his servants."
black
n. (board games) the darker pieces
black
n. black clothing (worn as a sign of mourning); "the widow wore black"
lightlessness, pitch blackness, total darkness, black, blackness
n. total absence of light; "they fumbled around in total darkness"; "in the black of night"
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nigrify, melanise, melanize, black, blacken
v. make or become black; "The smoke blackened the ceiling"; "The ceiling blackened"
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black
adj. (of coffee) without cream or sugar
pitch-dark, pitch-black, black
adj. extremely dark; "a black moonless night"; "through the pitch-black woods"; "it was pitch-dark in the cellar"
smutty, black
adj. soiled with dirt or soot; "with feet black from playing outdoors"; "his shirt was black within an hour"
black
adj. (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"
fateful, fatal, disastrous, calamitous, black
adj. (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"
sinister, dark, black
adj. 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
opprobrious, shameful, inglorious, ignominious, disgraceful, black
adj. (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"
dim, bleak, black
adj. 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"
black-market, smuggled, contraband, black, bootleg
adj. distributed or sold illicitly; "the black economy pays no taxes"
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Moor
n. one of the Muslim people of north Africa; of mixed Arab and Berber descent; converted to Islam in the 8th century; conqueror of Spain in the 8th century
smutch, smudge, blur, smear
v. make a smudge on; soil by smudging
bemire, colly, grime, begrime, soil, dirty
v. make soiled, filthy, or dirty; "don't soil your clothes when you play outside!"
unblushing, shameless
adj. feeling no shame; "a shameless imposter"; "an unblushing apologist for fascism"
dismaying, appalling
adj. causing consternation; "appalling conditions"
dread, direful, terrible, horrific, horrendous, frightening, fearsome, fearful, dreadful, dreaded, dire, awful
adj. causing fear or dread or terror; "the awful war"; "an awful risk"; "dire news"; "a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked"; "the dread presence of the headmaster"; "polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was"; "a dreadful storm"; "a fearful howling"; "horrendous explosions shook the city"; "a terrible curse"
dread, direful, terrible, horrific, horrendous, frightening, fearsome, fearful, dreadful, dreaded, dire, awful
adj. causing fear or dread or terror; "the awful war"; "an awful risk"; "dire news"; "a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked"; "the dread presence of the headmaster"; "polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was"; "a dreadful storm"; "a fearful howling"; "horrendous explosions shook the city"; "a terrible curse"
non-white, dark-skinned, dark, coloured, colored
n. having skin rich in melanin pigments; "National Association for the Advancement of Colored People"; "dark-skinned peoples"
caitiff
adj. despicably mean and cowardly
sorry, dismal, gloomy
adj. causing dejection; "a blue day"; "the dark days of the war"; "a week of rainy depressing weather"; "a disconsolate winter landscape"; "the first dismal dispiriting days of November"; "a dark gloomy day"; "grim rainy weather"
destructive
adj. causing destruction or much damage; "a policy that is destructive to the economy"; "destructive criticism"
withering, devastating, annihilating, annihilative
adj. wreaking or capable of wreaking complete destruction; "possessing annihilative power"; "a devastating hurricane"; "the guns opened a withering fire"
ravaging
adj. ruinously destructive and wasting; "a ravaging illness"
indelicate, indecorous
adj. lacking propriety and good taste in manners and conduct; "indecorous behavior"
lonesome, lonely
adj. marked by dejection from being alone; "felt sad and lonely"; "the loneliest night of the week"; "lonesome when her husband is away"; "spent a lonesome hour in the bar"
contemptible
adj. deserving of contempt or scorn
low-down, scurvy, scummy, miserable, low, abject
adj. of the most contemptible kind; "abject cowardice"; "a low stunt to pull"; "a low-down sneak"; "his miserable treatment of his family"; "You miserable skunk!"; "a scummy rabble"; "a scurvy trick"
heinous, flagitious
adj. extremely wicked, deeply criminal; "a flagitious crime"; "heinous accusations"
cataclysmal, cataclysmic
adj. severely destructive; "cataclysmic nuclear war"; "a cataclysmic earthquake"
ruinous, catastrophic
adj. extremely harmful; bringing physical or financial ruin; "a catastrophic depression"; "catastrophic illness"; "a ruinous course of action"
shocking, shameful, scandalous, disgraceful
adj. giving offense to moral sensibilities and injurious to reputation; "scandalous behavior"; "the wicked rascally shameful conduct of the bankrupt"- Thackeray; "the most shocking book of its time"
ignoble
adj. completely lacking nobility in character or quality or purpose; "something cowardly and ignoble in his attitude"; "I think it a less evil that some criminals should escape than that the government should play an ignoble part"- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
repulsive, repugnant, obscene, detestable, abhorrent
adj. offensive to the mind; "an abhorrent deed"; "the obscene massacre at Wounded Knee"; "morally repugnant customs"; "repulsive behavior"; "the most repulsive character in recent novels"
obnoxious, objectionable
adj. causing disapproval or protest; "a vulgar and objectionable person"
disreputable
adj. lacking respectability in character or behavior or appearance
ill-famed, notorious, infamous
adj. known widely and usually unfavorably; "a notorious gangster"; "the tenderloin district was notorious for vice"; "the infamous Benedict Arnold";
vicious, reprehensible, deplorable, criminal, condemnable
adj. bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure; "a criminal waste of talent"; "a deplorable act of violence"; "adultery is as reprehensible for a husband as for a wife"
trifling, paltry, negligible
adj. not worth considering; "he considered the prize too paltry for the lives it must cost"; "piffling efforts"; "a trifling matter"
ungodly, sinful, iniquitous
adj. characterized by iniquity; wicked because it is believed to be a sin; "iniquitous deeds"; "he said it was sinful to wear lipstick"; "ungodly acts"
villainous, nefarious
adj. extremely wicked; "nefarious schemes"; "a villainous plot"; "a villainous band of thieves"
villainous, nefarious
adj. extremely wicked; "nefarious schemes"; "a villainous plot"; "a villainous band of thieves"
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Stygian, Acherontic, Acheronian
adj. dark and dismal as of the rivers Acheron and Styx in Hades; "in the depths of an Acheronian forest"; "upon those roseate lips a Stygian hue"-Wordsworth
aphotic
adj. lacking light; especially not reached by sunlight; "the aphotic depths of the sea where no photosynthesis occurs"
darkling
adj. (poetic) occurring in the dark or night; "a darkling journey"
Cimmerian
adj. intensely dark and gloomy as with perpetual darkness; "the Cimmerian gloom...a darkness that could be felt"-Norman Douglas
twilight, twilit, dusky
adj. lighted by or as if by twilight; "The dusky night rides down the sky/And ushers in the morn"-Henry Fielding; "the twilight glow of the sky"; "a boat on a twilit river"
dim, dimmed
adj. made dim or less bright; "the dimmed houselights brought a hush of anticipation"; "dimmed headlights"; "we like dimmed lights when we have dinner"
gloomful, glooming, sulky, gloomy
adj. depressingly dark; "the gloomy forest"; "the glooming interior of an old inn"; "`gloomful' is archaic"
unilluminated, unlit, unlighted, lightless
adj. without illumination; "came up the lightless stairs"; "the unilluminated side of Mars"; "through dark unlighted (or unlit) streets"
tenebrious, tenebrific, tenebrous
adj. dark and gloomy; "a tenebrous cave"
darkened
adj. become or made dark by lack of light; "a darkened house"; "the darkened theater"
umbrageous, shadowy, shadowed, shady
adj. filled with shade; "the shady side of the street"; "the surface of the pond is dark and shadowed"; "we sat on rocks in a shadowy cove"; "cool umbrageous woodlands"
subfusc
adj. devoid of brightness or appeal; "a subfusc mining town"; "dark subfusc clothing"
neutral, achromatic
adj. having no hue; "neutral colors like black or white"
abject
adj. most unfortunate or miserable; "the most abject slaves joined in the revolt"; "abject poverty"
abject
adj. most unfortunate or miserable; "the most abject slaves joined in the revolt"; "abject poverty"
black
adj. (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"
fateful, fatal, disastrous, calamitous, black
adj. (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"
castaway, shipwrecked
adj. aground as a consequence of a shipwreck
castaway, shipwrecked
adj. aground as a consequence of a shipwreck
roofless, homeless, dispossessed
adj. physically or spiritually homeless or deprived of security; "made a living out of shepherding dispossed people from one country to another"- James Stern
roofless, homeless, dispossessed
adj. physically or spiritually homeless or deprived of security; "made a living out of shepherding dispossed people from one country to another"- James Stern
misfortunate, wretched, poor, pitiful, pitiable, piteous, pathetic, miserable, hapless
adj. deserving or inciting pity; "a hapless victim"; "miserable victims of war"; "the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic"- Galsworthy; "piteous appeals for help"; "pitiable homeless children"; "a pitiful fate"; "Oh, you poor thing"; "his poor distorted limbs"; "a wretched life"
misfortunate, wretched, poor, pitiful, pitiable, piteous, pathetic, miserable, hapless
adj. deserving or inciting pity; "a hapless victim"; "miserable victims of war"; "the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic"- Galsworthy; "piteous appeals for help"; "pitiable homeless children"; "a pitiful fate"; "Oh, you poor thing"; "his poor distorted limbs"; "a wretched life"
ill-starred, ill-omened, ill-fated, unlucky, doomed
adj. marked by or promising bad fortune; "their business venture was doomed from the start"; "an ill-fated business venture"; "an ill-starred romance"; "the unlucky prisoner was again put in irons"- W.H.Prescott
ill-starred, ill-omened, ill-fated, unlucky, doomed
adj. marked by or promising bad fortune; "their business venture was doomed from the start"; "an ill-fated business venture"; "an ill-starred romance"; "the unlucky prisoner was again put in irons"- W.H.Prescott
unhappy, infelicitous
adj. marked by or producing unhappiness; "infelicitous circumstances"; "unhappy caravans, straggling afoot through swamps and canebrakes"- American Guide Series
unhappy, infelicitous
adj. marked by or producing unhappiness; "infelicitous circumstances"; "unhappy caravans, straggling afoot through swamps and canebrakes"- American Guide Series
too bad, regrettable
adj. deserving regret; "regrettable remarks"; "it's regrettable that she didn't go to college"; "it's too bad he had no feeling himself for church"
too bad, regrettable
adj. deserving regret; "regrettable remarks"; "it's regrettable that she didn't go to college"; "it's too bad he had no feeling himself for church"
heinous, flagitious
adj. extremely wicked, deeply criminal; "a flagitious crime"; "heinous accusations"
bad
adj. characterized by wickedness or immorality; "led a very bad life"
perversive, pestiferous, corruptive
adj. tending to corrupt or pervert
unholy, satanic, infernal, hellish, fiendish, diabolical, diabolic, demonic
adj. extremely evil or cruel; expressive of cruelty or befitting hell; "something demonic in him--something that could be cruel"; "fires lit up a diabolic scene"; "diabolical sorcerers under the influence of devils"; "a fiendish despot"; "hellish torture"; "infernal instruments of war"; "satanic cruelty"; "unholy grimaces"
mephistophelean, mephistophelian, diabolical, diabolic, devilish
adj. showing the cunning or ingenuity or wickedness typical of a devil; "devilish schemes"; "the cold calculation and diabolic art of some statesmen"; "the diabolical expression on his face"; "a mephistophelian glint in his eye"
evil-minded
adj. having evil thoughts or intentions
degrading, debasing
adj. used of conduct; characterized by dishonor
unjust, unfair, foul
adj. not fair; marked by injustice or partiality or deception; "used unfair methods"; "it was an unfair trial"; "took an unfair advantage"
unprincipled
adj. having little or no integrity
yellow
adj. cowardly or treacherous; "the little yellow stain of treason"-M.W.Straight; "too yellow to stand and fight"
unhopeful, abject
adj. showing utter resignation or hopelessness; "abject surrender"
heartsick, despondent
adj. without or almost without hope; "despondent about his failure"; "too heartsick to fight back"
forlorn
adj. marked by or showing hopelessness; "the last forlorn attempt"; "a forlorn cause"
futureless
adj. having no prospect or hope of a future
pessimistic, gloomy
adj. characterized by hopelessness; filled with gloom; "gloomy at the thought of what he had to face"; "gloomy predictions"; "a gloomy silence"; "took a grim view of the economy"; "the darkening mood"
lost, helpless
adj. unable to function; without help
incurable
adj. "a hopeless case"
insoluble
adj. without hope of solution; "an insoluble problem"
amerciable
adj. of a crime or misdemeanor; punishable by a fine set by a judge
prohibited, banned
adj. forbidden by law
felonious, criminal
adj. involving or being or having the nature of a crime; "a criminal offense"; "criminal abuse"; "felonious intent"
ill-gotten, dirty
adj. obtained illegally or by improper means; "dirty money"; "ill-gotten gains"
misappropriated, embezzled
adj. taken for your own use in violation of a trust; "the banker absconded with embezzled funds"
extrajudicial
adj. beyond the usual course of legal proceedings; legally unwarranted; "an extrajudicial penalty"
nonlegal, extralegal
adj. not regulated or sanctioned by law; "there were only extralegal recourses for their grievances"
hot
adj. having or dealing with dangerously high levels of radioactivity; "hot fuel rods"; "a hot laboratory"
outlaw, unlawful, outlawed, illicit, illegitimate
adj. contrary to or forbidden by law; "an illegitimate seizure of power"; "illicit trade"; "an outlaw strike"; "unlawful measures"
mislabeled, misbranded
adj. branded or labeled falsely and in violation of statutory requirements; "confiscated the misbranded drugs"
punishable, penal
adj. subject to punishment by law; "a penal offense"
under the counter, under-the-counter
adj. done or sold illicitly and secretly
unratified
adj. lacking legal authority; "the unratified Equal Right Amendment"
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whiteness
n. lightness or fairness of complexion; "only the whiteness of her cheeks gave any indication of the stress from which she was suffering"
white, whiten
v. turn white; "This detergent will whiten your laundry"
white
adj. (of coffee) having cream or milk added
white
adj. being of the achromatic color of maximum lightness; having little or no hue owing to reflection of almost all incident light; "as white as fresh snow"; "a bride's white dress"
gray, grey
adj. intermediate in character or position; "a grey area between clearly legal and strictly illegal"
supporting, encouraging
adj. furnishing support and encouragement; "the anxious child needs supporting and accepting treatment from the teacher"
praising, praiseful, laudatory
adj. full of or giving praise; "a laudatory remark"
fortunate
adj. having unexpected good fortune; "other, less fortunate, children died"; "a fortunate choice"
honourable, honorable
adj. worthy of being honored; entitled to honor and respect; "an honorable man"; "led an honorable life"; "honorable service to his country"
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