Tesauro Inglês

Sinônimos de black

(adjectivo) 
Definition
having no hue, owing to the absorption of all or almost all light
He had thick black hair.
Sinônimos
dark
a tall, dark and handsome stranger
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raven
a striking woman with long raven hair
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ebony
He had rich, soft ebony hair.
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sable
thick sable lashes
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dusky
I could see dusky girls with flowers about their necks.
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pitch-black
a pitch-black winter morning
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inky
the inky black of night
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swarthy
He had a broad swarthy face.
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stygian
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coal-black
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murky
Their plane crashed in murky weather.
Opostos
(adjectivo) 
Definition
without hope
After the demise of her business, she fell into a black depression.
Sinônimos
gloomy
He is gloomy about the fate of the economy.
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sad
The loss left me feeling sad and empty.
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depressing
the depressing thought of his mother's death
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grim
the tower blocks on the city's grim edges
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bleak
The immediate outlook remains bleak.
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hopeless
Even able pupils feel hopeless about job prospects.
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dismal
You can't occupy yourself with dismal thoughts all the time.
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sombre
The pair were in sombre mood.
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morbid
He was in no mood for any morbid introspection.
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mournful
He looked mournful, even near to tears.
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morose
She was morose, pale and reticent.
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lugubrious
He plays it so slowly that it becomes lugubrious.
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joyless
His work load had become so enormous that life seemed joyless.
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funereal
He addressed the group in funereal tones.
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doleful
He stared over his glasses with a doleful look.
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cheerless
They were like a restless, cheerless throng of lost souls.
Opostos
(adjectivo) 
He had just undergone one of the blackest days of his political career.
Sinônimos
terrible (informal)
I have the most terrible nightmares.
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bad
Eating too much of any food can be bad for you.
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devastating
the devastating force of the floods
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tragic
the tragic loss of so many lives
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fatal
It dealt a fatal blow to his chances.
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unfortunate
Through some unfortunate accident, the information reached me a day late.
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dreadful
They told us the dreadful news.
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destructive
the awesome destructive power of nuclear weapons
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adverse
The decision would have no adverse effect on the investigation.
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dire
We found ourselves in a dire predicament.
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catastrophic
A tidal wave caused catastrophic damage.
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hapless
the hapless victim struggled helplessly
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detrimental
These foods are considered detrimental to health.
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untoward
The surveyor's report didn't highlight anything untoward.
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ruinous
the ruinous effects of the conflict
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calamitous
a calamitous air crash
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cataclysmic
Few had expected the change to be as cataclysmic as it was.
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ill-starred
an ill-starred attempt to create jobs in a deprived area
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unpropitious
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ill-fated
They are now home after their ill-fated trip abroad.
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cataclysmal
(adjectivo) 
Definition
wicked or harmful
the blackest laws in the country's history
Sinônimos
wicked
She flew at me, shouting how evil and wicked I was.
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bad
I felt that I was a selfish, ungrateful, and generally bad person.
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evil
the country's most evil criminals
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corrupt
the flamboyant and morally corrupt court of Charles the Second
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vicious
a vicious criminal incapable of remorse
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immoral
It is immoral to persist with a system that impoverishes so many people.
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depraved
It has been condemned as the most depraved film of its kind.
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debased
a dysfunctional and morally debased organization
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villainous
Richard III, one of Shakespeare's most villainous characters
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unprincipled
the unprincipled behaviour of the prosecutor's office
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nefarious
He was said to have committed other acts too nefarious to contemplate.
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dissolute
She regretted her dissolute life.
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iniquitous
an iniquitous fine
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irreligious
The priest's conversational style was regarded as most irreligious.
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unrighteous
Opostos
(adjectivo) 
a black comedy
Sinônimos
cynical
He has a very cynical view of the world.
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ironic
At the most solemn moments he would make an ironic remark.
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pessimistic
his excessively pessimistic view of life
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misanthropic
a misanthropic but successful restaurateur
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mordacious
(adjectivo) 
a black look on your face
Sinônimos
angry
an angry rant
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cross
Everyone was getting bored and cross.
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furious
He is furious at the way he has been treated.
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hostile
The Governor faced hostile crowds when visiting the town.
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menacing
His bushy eyebrows gave his face a menacing look.
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moody
He is a moody man behind that jokey front.
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resentful
He turned away in a resentful silence.
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glowering
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sulky
a sulky adolescent
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baleful
He had a baleful look.
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louring or lowering
Opostos
(adjectivo) 
Definition
dirty or soiled
The whole front of him was black with dirt.
Sinônimos
dirty
The woman had matted hair and dirty fingernails.
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soiled
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stained
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filthy
He always wore a filthy old jacket.
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muddy
muddy boots
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blackened
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grubby
His white coat was grubby and stained.
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dingy
wallpaper with dingy yellow stripes
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grimy
a grimy industrial city
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sooty
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mucky
The design means that you can't see the odd mucky mark.
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scuzzy (slang, mainly US)
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begrimed
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skanky (slang)
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festy (Australian, slang)
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mud-encrusted
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miry
Opostos
, , ,
whitish
(verbo) 
An unfortunate collision had blacked her eye.
Sinônimos
bruise
I had only bruised my knee.
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mark
How do you stop the horses marking the turf?
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injure
A bomb exploded, seriously injuring five people.
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mar
The scar didn't mar his self-confidence, he rather liked it.
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blemish
She wasn't about to blemish that pristine record.
Nobody wanted to blemish his reputation at that time.
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deface
It's illegal to deface banknotes.
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discolour
Test first as this cleaner may discolour the fabric.
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contuse
(verbo) 
Definition
(of trade unionists) to organize a boycott of (specified goods, work, etc.)
Sinônimos
boycott
The main opposition parties are boycotting the elections.
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bar
They have been barred from playing in several countries.
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ban
Last year arms sales were banned.
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blacklist
the full list of blacklisted airports
A government official disclosed that they had secretly been blacklisted.

Verbos frasais

See black out

expressão idiomática

See in the black

Observações de uso

When referring to people with dark skin, the adjective black or Black is widely used. For people of the US whose origins lie in Africa, the preferred term is African-American. To use a Black or Blacks as a noun is considered offensive, and it is better to talk about a Black person and Black people.

Listas de Palavras sobre o assunto

See Shades from black to white

sentido figurado

Black is a colour which has nearly no hue due to its absorption of light. It has long been associated with night-time and darkness in Western cultures. It is also symbolic of death, with the bereaved expected to wear black clothes to signify mourning in many cultures. Some of the senses of black include: gloomy as in black despair; dirty as in black with dirt; terrible as in Black Tuesday; wicked as in blackest act; macabre as in black comedy; and angry as in black look. A black sheep is a person who is a disgrace or an outcast in a group, from the proverb `there is a black sheep in every flock'. Another phrase involving black is in the black which means to be in credit financially, from the practice of marking credit items in black ink in a balance book. Black is sometimes used as a term relating to ethnic origin.

Sinônimos adicionais

in the sense of adverse
Definition
unfavourable to one's interests
The decision would have no adverse effect on the investigation.
in the sense of bad
Definition
harmful
Eating too much of any food can be bad for you.
in the sense of bad
Definition
evil or immoral
I felt that I was a selfish, ungrateful, and generally bad person.

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