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

3 senses of black eye

Sense 1
shiner, black eye, mouse -- (a swollen bruise caused by a blow to the eye)
       => bruise, contusion -- (an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration)

Sense 2
black eye -- (a bad reputation; "his behavior gave the whole family a black eye")
       => repute, reputation -- (the state of being held in high esteem and honor)

Sense 3
reverse, reversal, setback, blow, black eye -- (an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating)
       => happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural event -- (an event that happens)

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