Antonyms for blacken

Grammar : Verb
Spell : blak-uhn
Phonetic Transcription : ˈblæk ən

Definition of blacken

Origin :
  • c.1200, "become black or dark;" early 14c., "make black, darken, dye (hair);" see black + -en (1). Figurative sense of "to besmirch" (with dishonor, etc.) is from early 15c. Related: Blackened; blackening.
  • verb darken
  • verb malign; smear
Example sentences :
  • You shall tarnish the memory of our father and blacken the honor of our mother.
  • Extract from : « A Son of Hagar » by Sir Hall Caine
  • But already his swollen tongue was beginning to blacken in his mouth.
  • Extract from : « Bloom of Cactus » by Robert Ames Bennet
  • Blacken your face and fast really, that the Master of Life may have pity on you and me, and on us all.
  • Extract from : « Old Mackinaw » by W. P. Strickland.
  • I will not blacken any man's reputation to further my own interests.
  • Extract from : « The Dop Doctor » by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  • A woman I was introduced to here in London once tried to blacken it.
  • Extract from : « The Dop Doctor » by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  • I'll no let any one blacken the memory o' Thomas Macalister.
  • Extract from : « Border Ghost Stories » by Howard Pease
  • It will burn and blacken outside, which is of no consequence.
  • Extract from : « Choice Cookery » by Catherine Owen
  • It is best not to use an iron point for this, as iron is apt to blacken the leather.
  • Extract from : « Bookbinding, and the Care of Books » by Douglas Cockerell
  • Why cannot they blacken their faces and lie in a corner with a crust of bread?
  • Extract from : « The Eyes of Asia » by Rudyard Kipling
  • Tear me away, I say: the veins rise; they blacken; they are filling with new blood.
  • Extract from : « Rookwood » by William Harrison Ainsworth

Synonyms for blacken

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