black eye


black eye
Synonyms and related words:
aspersion, attaint, badge of infamy, bar sinister, baton, bend sinister, black mark, black-and-blue mark, blot, blur, brand, broad arrow, bruise, censure, champain, contusion, disparagement, ecchymosis, imputation, mark of Cain, mouse, odium, onus, pillorying, point champain, reflection, reprimand, reproach, shiner, slur, smear, smirch, smudge, smutch, spot, stain, stigma, stigmatism, stigmatization, taint, tarnish

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • black eye — n if you have a black eye, you have a dark area around your eye because you have been hit ▪ Jack looked like someone had given him a black eye …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • black eye — black eyes N COUNT: usu sing If someone has a black eye, they have a dark coloured bruise around their eye. He punched her in the face at least once giving her a black eye …   English dictionary

  • black eye — discoloration around the eye from injury c.1600. Figurative sense of injury to pride, rebuff is by 1744; that of bad reputation is from 1880s. In reference to dark eyes, often as a mark of beauty, from 1660s. Black eyed, of peas, attested from… …   Etymology dictionary

  • black eye — n. 1. an eye with a very dark iris 2. a discoloration of the skin or flesh surrounding an eye, resulting from a sharp blow or contusion ☆ 3. Informal shame or dishonor, or a cause or source of this …   English World dictionary

  • black eye — noun count 1. ) a dark mark that forms on the skin around your eye as a result of being hit 2. ) AMERICAN MAINLY JOURNALISM something that affects the reputation of a person or organization in a negative way …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • black eye — black′ eye′ n. 1) discoloration of the skin around the eye, resulting from a blow, bruise, etc 2) a damaged reputation • Etymology: 1595–1605 …   From formal English to slang

  • black eye — ► NOUN ▪ an area of bruised skin around the eye resulting from a blow …   English terms dictionary

  • Black eye — This article is about the injury. For other uses, see Black eye (disambiguation). Black eye Classification and external resources Illustration of a black eye . ICD 10 S …   Wikipedia

  • black eye — {n.} 1. A dark area around one s eye due to a hard blow during a fight, such as boxing. * /Mike Tyson sported a black eye after the big fight./ 2. Discredit. * /Bob s illegal actions will give a black eye to the popular movement he started./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • black eye — {n.} 1. A dark area around one s eye due to a hard blow during a fight, such as boxing. * /Mike Tyson sported a black eye after the big fight./ 2. Discredit. * /Bob s illegal actions will give a black eye to the popular movement he started./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • black eye — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms black eye : singular black eye plural black eyes a dark mark that forms on the skin around your eye as a result of being hit …   English dictionary


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