Antonyms of noun black

2 of 7 senses of black

Sense 1
black, blackness, inkiness -- (the quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white))
       Antonym of white (Sense 2)
      => white, whiteness -- (the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black))

Sense 6
black -- ((board games) the darker pieces)
       Antonym of white (Sense 11)
      => white -- ((board games) the lighter pieces)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun black

7 senses of black

Sense 1
black, blackness, inkiness -- (the quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white))
       => achromatic color, achromatic colour -- (a color lacking hue; white or grey or black)

Sense 2
total darkness, lightlessness, blackness, pitch blackness, black -- (total absence of light; "they fumbled around in total darkness"; "in the black of night")
       => dark, darkness -- (absence of light or illumination)

Sense 3
Black, Joseph Black -- (British chemist who identified carbon dioxide and who formulated the concepts of specific heat and latent heat (1728-1799))
       INSTANCE OF=> chemist -- (a scientist who specializes in chemistry)

Sense 4
Black, Shirley Temple Black, Shirley Temple -- (popular child actress of the 1930's (born in 1928))
       INSTANCE OF=> actress -- (a female actor)

Sense 5
Black, Black person, blackamoor, Negro, Negroid -- (a person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa))
       => person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul -- (a human being; "there was too much for one person to do")
       => person of color, person of colour -- ((formal) any non-European non-white person)

Sense 6
black -- ((board games) the darker pieces)
       => man, piece -- (game equipment consisting of an object used in playing certain board games; "he taught me to set up the men on the chess board"; "he sacrificed a piece to get a strategic advantage")

Sense 7
black -- (black clothing (worn as a sign of mourning); "the widow wore black")
       => clothing, article of clothing, vesture, wear, wearable, habiliment -- (a covering designed to be worn on a person's body)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb black

1 sense of black

Sense 1
blacken, melanize, melanise, nigrify, black -- (make or become black; "The smoke blackened the ceiling"; "The ceiling blackened")
       => discolor, discolour, colour, color -- (change color, often in an undesired manner; "The shirts discolored")

Antonyms of adj black

14 senses of black

Sense 1
black (vs. white) -- (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")

white (vs. black) -- (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")
        => albescent -- (becoming or shading into white)

Sense 2
black (vs. white) -- (of or belonging to a racial group having dark skin especially of sub-Saharan African origin; "a great people--a black people--...injected new meaning and dignity into the veins of civilization"- Martin Luther King Jr.)

white (vs. black) -- (of or belonging to a racial group having light skin coloration; "voting patterns within the white population")
        => Caucasian, Caucasoid -- (of or relating to Caucasian people)
        => light-skinned -- (having little skin pigmentation)

Sense 3
black -- (marked by anger or resentment or hostility; "black looks"; "black words")

INDIRECT (VIA angry) -> unangry -- (not angry)

Sense 4
black, bleak, dim -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA hopeless) -> hopeful -- (having or manifesting hope; "a line of people hopeful of obtaining tickets"; "found a hopeful way of attacking the problem")

Sense 5
black, dark, sinister -- (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)

INDIRECT (VIA evil) -> good -- (morally admirable)

Sense 6
black, calamitous, disastrous, fatal, fateful -- ((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")

INDIRECT (VIA unfortunate) -> fortunate -- (having unexpected good fortune; "other, less fortunate, children died"; "a fortunate choice")

Sense 7
black, blackened -- ((of the face) made black especially as with suffused blood; "a face black with fury")

INDIRECT (VIA colored) -> uncolored, uncoloured -- (without color; "pure water is uncolored")

Sense 8
black, pitch-black, pitch-dark -- (extremely dark; "a black moonless night"; "through the pitch-black woods"; "it was pitch-dark in the cellar")

INDIRECT (VIA dark) -> light -- (characterized by or emitting light; "a room that is light when the shutters are open"; "the inside of the house was airy and light")

Sense 9
black, grim, mordant -- (harshly ironic or sinister; "black humor"; "a grim joke"; "grim laughter"; "fun ranging from slapstick clowning ... to savage mordant wit")

INDIRECT (VIA sarcastic) -> unsarcastic -- (not sarcastic)

Sense 10
black -- ((of intelligence operations) deliberately misleading; "black propaganda")

INDIRECT (VIA covert) -> overt, open -- (open and observable; not secret or hidden; "an overt lie"; "overt hostility"; "overt intelligence gathering"; "open ballots")

Sense 11
bootleg, black, black-market, contraband, smuggled -- (distributed or sold illicitly; "the black economy pays no taxes")

INDIRECT (VIA illegal) -> legal -- (established by or founded upon law or official or accepted rules)

Sense 12
black, disgraceful, ignominious, inglorious, opprobrious, shameful -- ((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")

INDIRECT (VIA dishonorable) -> honorable, honourable -- (worthy of being honored; entitled to honor and respect; "an honorable man"; "led an honorable life"; "honorable service to his country")

Sense 13
black -- ((of coffee) without cream or sugar)

INDIRECT (VIA undiluted) -> diluted, dilute -- (reduced in strength or concentration or quality or purity; "diluted alcohol"; "a dilute solution"; "dilute acetic acid")

Sense 14
black, smutty -- (soiled with dirt or soot; "with feet black from playing outdoors"; "his shirt was black within an hour")

INDIRECT (VIA dirty) -> clean -- (free from dirt or impurities; or having clean habits; "children with clean shining faces"; "clean white shirts"; "clean dishes"; "a spotlessly clean house"; "cats are clean animals")

Similarity of adj black

14 senses of black

Sense 1
black (vs. white) -- (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")
          Also See-> dark#2

Sense 2
black (vs. white) -- (of or belonging to a racial group having dark skin especially of sub-Saharan African origin; "a great people--a black people--...injected new meaning and dignity into the veins of civilization"- Martin Luther King Jr.)
       => African-American, Afro-American -- (pertaining to or characteristic of Americans of African ancestry; "Afro-American culture"; "many black people preferred to be called African-American or Afro-American")
       => colored, coloured, dark, dark-skinned, non-white -- (having skin rich in melanin pigments; "National Association for the Advancement of Colored People"; "dark-skinned peoples")
       => negro -- (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)
       => negroid -- (characteristic of people traditionally classified as the Negro race; "negroid features")

Sense 3
black -- (marked by anger or resentment or hostility; "black looks"; "black words")
       => angry (vs. unangry) -- (feeling or showing anger; "angry at the weather"; "angry customers"; "an angry silence"; "sending angry letters to the papers")

Sense 4
black, bleak, dim -- (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")
       => hopeless (vs. hopeful) -- (without hope because there seems to be no possibility of comfort or success; "in an agony of hopeless grief"; "with a hopeless sigh he sat down")

Sense 5
black, dark, sinister -- (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)
       => evil (vs. good) -- (morally bad or wrong; "evil purposes"; "an evil influence"; "evil deeds")

Sense 6
black, calamitous, disastrous, fatal, fateful -- ((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")
       => unfortunate (vs. fortunate) -- (not favored by fortune; marked or accompanied by or resulting in ill fortune; "an unfortunate turn of events"; "an unfortunate decision"; "unfortunate investments"; "an unfortunate night for all concerned")

Sense 7
black, blackened -- ((of the face) made black especially as with suffused blood; "a face black with fury")
       => colored (vs. uncolored), coloured, colorful -- (having color or a certain color; sometimes used in combination; "colored crepe paper"; "the film was in color"; "amber-colored heads of grain")

Sense 8
black, pitch-black, pitch-dark -- (extremely dark; "a black moonless night"; "through the pitch-black woods"; "it was pitch-dark in the cellar")
       => dark (vs. light) -- (devoid of or deficient in light or brightness; shadowed or black; "sitting in a dark corner"; "a dark day"; "dark shadows"; "dark as the inside of a black cat")

Sense 9
black, grim, mordant -- (harshly ironic or sinister; "black humor"; "a grim joke"; "grim laughter"; "fun ranging from slapstick clowning ... to savage mordant wit")
       => sarcastic (vs. unsarcastic) -- (expressing or expressive of ridicule that wounds)

Sense 10
black -- ((of intelligence operations) deliberately misleading; "black propaganda")
       => covert (vs. overt) -- (secret or hidden; not openly practiced or engaged in or shown or avowed; "covert actions by the CIA"; "covert funding for the rebels")

Sense 11
bootleg, black, black-market, contraband, smuggled -- (distributed or sold illicitly; "the black economy pays no taxes")
       => illegal (vs. legal) -- (prohibited by law or by official or accepted rules; "an illegal chess move")

Sense 12
black, disgraceful, ignominious, inglorious, opprobrious, shameful -- ((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")
       => dishonorable (vs. honorable), dishonourable -- (lacking honor or integrity; deserving dishonor; "dishonorable in thought and deed")

Sense 13
black -- ((of coffee) without cream or sugar)
       => undiluted (vs. diluted) -- (not diluted; "undiluted milk"; "an undiluted racial strain")

Sense 14
black, smutty -- (soiled with dirt or soot; "with feet black from playing outdoors"; "his shirt was black within an hour")
       => dirty (vs. clean), soiled, unclean -- (soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime; "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")

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