Definition of blacklist in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈblakˌlist/


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.


[with object]
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.
boycott, ostracize, blackball, spurn, avoid, embargo, steer clear of, ignore;
refuse to employ

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Syllabification: black·list

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