1. Obscur. Pièce noire.
2. Sombre. Ciel noir.
3. Funeste. Série noire.
4. Mauvais. De noires intentions.
5. (Familier) Ivre.
Black American, African-American.
ETYM Old Eng. blak, as. blaec; akin to Icel. blakkr dark, swarthy, Swed. bläck ink, Dan. blaek, Old High Germ. blach, lg. and Dutch blaken to burn with a black smoke. Not akin to as. blâc, Eng. bleak pallid.
1. Being of the achromatic color of maximum darkness; having little or no hue owing to absorption of almost all incident light; SYN. achromatic.
2. Extremely dark; SYN. pitch-black, pitch-dark.
3. Dressed in black.
4. Of or belonging to a racial group having dark skin especially of sub-Saharan African origin.
5. Stemming from evil characteristics or forces; wicked or dishonorable; SYN. dark, sinister.
6. (Of events) Having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin; SYN. calamitous, disastrous, fatal, fateful.
7. (Of intelligence operations) Deliberately misleading.
8. (Of the face) Made black especially as with suffused blood; SYN. blackened.
9. (Used of conduct or character) Deserving or bringing disgrace or shame; SYN. disgraceful, ignominious, inglorious, opprobrious, shameful.
10. Marked by anger or resentment or hostility.
11. Harshly ironic or sinister; SYN. grim, mordant.
12. Offering little or no hope; SYN. bleak, dim.
13. Soiled with dirt or soot.
14. (Of coffee) Without cream or sugar.
ETYM Old Eng. dark, derk, deork, as. dearc, deorc; cf. Gael. and Irish dorch, dorcha, dark, black, dusky.
1. (Used of color) Having a dark hue.
2. (Used of hair or skin or eyes) Brownish or black.
3. Devoid or partially devoid of light or brightness; shadowed or black or somber-colored.
4. Marked by difficulty of style or expression; SYN. obscure.
5. Not giving performances; closed.
7. Showing a brooding ill humor; SYN. dour, glowering, glum, moody, morose, saturnine, sour, sullen.