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Synonyms of blacken in English:


  • 1 they blackened their faces
    black, darken;
    dirty, make sooty, make smoky, stain, grime, soil
    [Antonyms] whiten, clean
  • 2 the sky blackened
    grow/become black, darken, dim, grow dim, cloud over
    [Antonyms] lighten, brighten
  • 3 someone has blackened my name
    sully, tarnish, besmirch, drag through the mud/mire, stain, taint, smear, disgrace, dishonor, bring discredit to, damage, ruin;
    slander, defame
    [Antonyms] clear, honor
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