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1. black

adjective. ['ˈblæk'] being of the achromatic color of maximum darkness; having little or no hue owing to absorption of almost all incident light.

Synonyms

  • dark

Antonyms

  • white
  • comprehensible

Etymology

  • black (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Black And White

  • overexcite
  • disinvite
  • semi-height
  • satterwhite
  • reinvite
  • reignite
  • nonwhite
  • forthright
  • de-excite
  • contrite
  • riunite
  • reunite
  • overwrite
  • overnite
  • overnight
  • mcwright
  • mcwhite
  • mcright
  • mcknight
  • mccright
  • macknight
  • enwright
  • despite
  • clevite
  • uptight
  • upright
  • tonite
  • tonight
  • strite
  • streit

2. white

adjective. ['ˈwaɪt, ˈhwaɪt'] being of the achromatic color of maximum lightness; having little or no hue owing to reflection of almost all incident light.

Synonyms

  • value
  • albescent
  • light

Antonyms

  • black
  • hotness
  • colorlessness
  • alive

Etymology

  • whit (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hwit (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. white

adjective. ['ˈwaɪt, ˈhwaɪt'] of or belonging to a racial group having light skin coloration.

Synonyms

  • Caucasian
  • Caucasoid

Antonyms

  • chromatic
  • spread
  • newness

Etymology

  • whit (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hwit (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. White

noun. a member of the Caucasoid race.

Synonyms

  • someone
  • soul
  • Aryan
  • White race
  • honky
  • poor white trash
  • white man
  • white trash
  • Cassite
  • individual
  • Elamite
  • white Anglo-Saxon Protestant
  • WASP
  • whitey
  • honkey
  • mortal
  • paleface
  • white woman
  • Caucasoid race
  • person
  • White people
  • Circassian
  • Caucasian race
  • Kassite
  • honkie
  • Semite
  • Caucasian
  • somebody

Antonyms

  • unemotional person
  • worker
  • extrovert
  • debtor

5. white

noun. ['ˈwaɪt, ˈhwaɪt'] the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black).

Synonyms

  • alabaster
  • ivory
  • chalk
  • whiteness
  • pearl
  • hoariness
  • bone
  • frostiness
  • achromatic color
  • achromatic colour
  • bleach

Antonyms

  • black
  • underestimate
  • undervalue
  • overestimate

Etymology

  • whit (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hwit (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. black

adjective. ['ˈblæk'] marked by anger or resentment or hostility.

Antonyms

  • chromatic

Etymology

  • black (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. black

adjective. ['ˈblæk'] of or belonging to a racial group having dark skin especially of sub-Saharan African origin.

Synonyms

  • dark-skinned
  • African-American
  • colored
  • Afro-American
  • negro
  • non-white
  • negroid
  • dark

Antonyms

  • colorlessness
  • natural
  • impartial
  • blond

Etymology

  • black (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. black

noun. ['ˈblæk'] the quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white).

Synonyms

  • pitch black
  • jet black
  • ebony
  • soot black
  • achromatic color
  • blackness
  • coal black
  • inkiness
  • achromatic colour

Antonyms

  • white
  • inauspiciousness
  • unpropitiousness
  • felicitous

Etymology

  • black (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. black

adjective. ['ˈblæk'] stemming from evil characteristics or forces; wicked or dishonorable.

Synonyms

  • evil
  • dark

Antonyms

  • color
  • inoffensive
  • glorious

Etymology

  • black (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. black

adjective. ['ˈblæk'] offering little or no hope.

Synonyms

  • dim
  • hopeless

Antonyms

  • true
  • straight
  • reputable

Etymology

  • black (Middle English (1100-1500))

Sentences with black-and-white


1. Noun Phrase
Blow up your favorite maternity photo of the couple; have it printed in black and white or sepia to give it an eye-catching effect.

2. Noun Phrase
We love the way that blogger Suzy Holman decked out her kids' Kura bunks ($199) with the same adorable cactus print that's on the wall, paired with contrasting black and white bedding.

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