What is another word for blacken?

Pronunciation: [blˈakən] (IPA)

Blacken is a verb that typically means to darken or to make something appear black. However, there are several synonyms for this word that can be used in different contexts. For instance, char, scorch, singe, and burnish can all be used to describe a similar concept. These words are often associated with cooking or fire, but they can also be used in other settings. Another synonym for blacken is tarnish, which is used to describe a loss of shine or brightness over time. Finally, sully, soil, or stain can be used to describe the negative effects of blackening, such as dirtying or fouling an object or reputation.

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What are the hypernyms for Blacken?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
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What are the hyponyms for Blacken?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
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What are the opposite words for blacken?

Blacken is a verb that means to make something black or dark in color. It can also mean to tarnish or ruin someone's reputation. Some antonyms for blacken include lighten, bleach, whiten, and brighten. These words convey the opposite meaning of blacken, which is to make something lighter in color. Other antonyms include clean, purify, and shine, which denote removing the dirt or impurities from something rather than making it darker. Alternatively, improve or enhance mean to upgrade or fix something rather than tarnish or ruin it. These antonyms provide a wide range of possibilities to express opposite meanings to the word blacken.

What are the antonyms for Blacken?

Usage examples for Blacken

This again was used by my enemies to blacken my character.
"My Attainment of the Pole"
Frederick A. Cook
He has attempted to blacken me in the eyes of my family; but, with the conscience of a brute, he has deserted two of his own children-left them to starve and freeze in the cheerless north.
"My Attainment of the Pole"
Frederick A. Cook
They surround your fields on every tree, And they blacken the sky as far as we see.
"Letters of Major Jack Downing, of the Downingville Militia"
Seba Smith

Famous quotes with Blacken

  • As a matter of fact they'd blacken us down. I guess there's a reason that according to what the Caucasian wanted us to look like. He wanted us to look-if we were Black, then he had his idea of what we look like.
    Billy Eckstine
  • It is only in the mid-1990s that I took an interest in European neo-Paganism, partly on Ram Swarup's advice.....I have also never participated in any of the meetings of the various embryonic attempts at creating a "Pagan international", whether the Pagan Federation, the World Council of Ethnic Religions or the World Council of the Elders of the Ancient Traditions and Cultures. But I wish them all the best, for they consist mostly of nice people and I can easily see through the attempts by so-called secularists to blacken them and to deny to them the right of international networking which is deemed only natural in the case of Christians or Muslims.
    Koenraad Elst
  • There is no single speech nor article in which it is not said that the purpose of all these orgies is the peace of Europe. At a dinner given by the representatives of French literature, all breathe of peace. M. Zola, who, a short time previously, had written that war was inevitable, and even serviceable; M. de Vogue, who more than once has stated the same in print, say, neither of them, a word as to war, but speak only of peace. The sessions of Parliament open with speeches upon the past festivities; the speakers mention that such festivities are an assurance of peace to Europe. It is as if a man should come into a peaceful company, and commence energetically to assure everyone present that he has not the least intention to knock out anyone's teeth, blacken their eyes, or break their arms, but has only the most peaceful ideas for passing the evening.
    Leo Tolstoy
  • And once again I am I will not say alone, no, that's not like me, but, how shall I say, I don't know, restored to myself, no, I never left myself, free, yes, I don't know what that means but it's the word I mean to use, free to do what, to do nothing, to know, but what, the laws of the mind perhaps, of my mind, that for example water rises in proportion as it drowns you and that you would do better, at least no worse, to obliterate texts than to blacken margins, to fill in the holes of words till all is blank and flat and the whole ghastly business looks like what is, senseless, speechless, issueless misery.
    Samuel Beckett
  • Oh, Thou who Man of baser Earth didst make, And ev'n with Paradise devise the Snake: For all the Sin wherewith the Face of Man Is blacken'd — Man's forgiveness give — and take!
    Omar Khayyám

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