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Ntima - Black

Ntima is a Xitsonga word meaning "Black" in English. Item rated 5 by 1 person. Help improve content quality by rating below.

Definition of black
- Black adj
- Being of the achromatic color of maximum darkness; having little or no hue owing to absorption of almost all incident light; "black leather jackets"; "as black as coal"; "rich black soil" [syn: {achromatic}] [ant: {white}]
- Of or belonging to a racial group having dark skin especially of sub-Saharan African origin; "a great people--a black people--...injected new meaning and dignity into the veins of civilization"- Martin Luther King Jr. [ant: {white}]
- Marked by anger or resentment or hostility; "black looks"; "black words"
- Stemming from evil characteristics or forces; wicked or dishonorable; "black deeds"; "a black lie"; "his black heart has concocted yet another black deed"; "Darth Vader of the dark side"; "a dark purpose"; "dark undercurrents of ethnic hostility"; "the scheme of some sinister intelligence bent on punishing him"-Thomas Hardy [syn: {dark}, {sinister}]
- Offering little or no hope; "the future looked black"; "prospects were bleak"; "Life in the Aran Islands has always been bleak and difficult"- J.M.Synge; "took a dim view of things" [syn: {bleak}, {dim}]
- (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin; "the stock market crashed on Black Friday"; "a calamitous defeat"; "the battle was a disastrous end to a disastrous campaign"; "such doctrines, if true, would be absolutely fatal to my theory"- Charles Darwin; "it is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it"- Douglas MacArthur; "a fateful error" [syn: {calamitous}, {disastrous}, {fatal}, {fateful}]
- (of the face) made black especially as with suffused blood; "a face black with fury" [syn: {blackened}]
- Extremely dark; "a black moonless night"; "through the pitch-black woods"; "it was pitch-dark in the celler" [syn: {pitch-black}, {pitch-dark}]
- Harshly ironic or sinister; "black humor"; "a grim joke"; "grim laughter"; "fun ranging from slapstick clowning ... to savage mordant wit" [syn: {grim}, {mordant}]
- (of intelligence operations) deliberately misleading; "black propaganda"
- Distributed or sold illicitly; "the black economy pays no taxes" [syn: {bootleg}, {black-market}, {contraband}, {smuggled}]
- (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame; "Man...has written one of his blackest records as a destroyer on the oceanic islands"- Rachel Carson; "an ignominious retreat"; "inglorious defeat"; "an opprobrious monument to human greed"; "a shameful display of cowardice" [syn: {disgraceful}, {ignominious}, {inglorious}, {opprobrious}, {shameful}]
- (of coffee) without cream or sugar
- Dressed in black; "a black knight"; "black friars"
- Soiled with dirt or soot; "with feet black from playing outdoors"; "his shirt was black within an hour" n
- The quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white) [syn: {blackness}] [ant: {white}]
- Total absence of light; "they fumbled around in total darkness"; "in the black of night" [syn: {total darkness}, {lightlessness}, {blackness}, {pitch blackness}]
- British chemist who identified carbon dioxide and who formulated the concepts of specific heat and latent heat (1728-1799) [syn: {Joseph Black}]
- Popular child actress of the 1930's (born 1927) [syn: {Shirley Temple Black}, {Shirley Temple}]
- A person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa) [syn: {Black person}, {blackamoor}, {Negro}, {Negroid}]
- (board games) the darker pieces [ant: {white}]
- Black clothing (worn as a sign of mourning); "the widow wore black" v : make or become black; "The smoke blackened the ceiling"; "The ceiling blackened" [syn: {blacken}, {melanize}, {melanise}, {nigrify}] [ant: {whiten}]
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