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blacklist

Syllabification: black·list
Pronunciation: /ˈblakˌlist
 
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Definition of blacklist in English:

noun

A list of people or products viewed with suspicion or disapproval.
Example sentences
  • This is one of the books of the year, a lucid history of the Communist Party in Hollywood through the period of the blacklist.
  • We do make our blacklist publicly available so anyone can check if we are banning sites critical towards us.
  • The Popular Front period would fade into history, eclipsed by the war, the McCarthy period, the blacklist, the cold war.

verb

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Put (a person or product) on a blacklist: workers were blacklisted after being quoted in the newspaper
More example sentences
  • Taking a serious note of the incident, the president blacklisted the Indian actor for his remarks.
  • Originally a stage actor in France, he was blacklisted as a result of signing a statement against the French occupation of Algeria.
  • Despite the fact that Arbuckle was later acquitted of manslaughter after two hung juries, he was essentially blacklisted from Hollywood.
Synonyms
boycott, ostracize, blackball, spurn, avoid, embargo, steer clear of, ignore;
stigmatize;
refuse to employ

Words that rhyme with blacklist

backlist

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