Synonyms of black in English:



  • 3 thirty-seven percent of the school's students are black
  • 6 black humor
    cynical, macabre, weird, unhealthy, ghoulish, morbid, perverted, gruesome
    informal sick


black out

he blacked out from the pain faintlose consciousnesspass outswoon informalgo out

black something out

we blacked out our homes during the war darkenshadeturn off the lights inkeep the light out of

in the black

our business is finally in the black solventdebt-freeout of debtin creditfinancially soundable to pay one's debtscreditworthy

black and white

  • 1.1 a black-and-white picture
    monochrome, gray-scale
  • 2.1 I wish to see the proposals in black and white
    in print, printed, written down, set down, on paper, recorded, on record, documented



Black, designating Americans of African heritage, became the most widely used and accepted term in the 1960s and 1970s, replacing Negro. It is not usually capitalized: black Americans , or blacks in Congress , for example. Through the 1980s, the more formal African American replaced black in much usage, but both are now generally acceptable. Afro-American, first recorded in the 19th century and popular in the 1960s and 1970s, is now heard mostly in anthropological and cultural contexts. Colored people, common in the early part of the 20th century, is now usually regarded as offensive, although the phrase survives in the full name of the NAACP, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. An inversion, people of color, has gained some favor, but is also used in reference to other nonwhite ethnic groups: a gathering spot for African Americans and other people of color interested in reading about their cultures

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