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

2 senses of black market

Sense 1
black market -- (people who engage in illicit trade)
       => market -- (the customers for a particular product or service; "before they publish any book they try to determine the size of the market for it")

Sense 2
black market -- (an illegal market in which goods or currencies are bought and sold in violation of rationing or controls)
       => market, marketplace, market place -- (the world of commercial activity where goods and services are bought and sold; "without competition there would be no market"; "they were driven from the marketplace")

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

1 sense of black market

Sense 1
run, black market -- (deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor)
       => trade, merchandise -- (engage in the trade of; "he is merchandising telephone sets")

Antonyms of adj black_market

1 sense of black-market

Sense 1
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)

Similarity of adj black_market

1 sense of black-market

Sense 1
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")

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