Definition of blacklist in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈblaklɪst


  • A list of people or groups regarded as unacceptable or untrustworthy and often marked down for punishment or exclusion.
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    • 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.


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  • Put (a person or group) on a blacklist: workers were blacklisted after being quoted in the newspaper (as adjective blacklisted) blacklisted books
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    • 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.
    boycott, ostracize, avoid, embargo, put/place an embargo on, consider undesirable, steer clear of, ignore; refuse to employ
    British dated black

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