noun see blacken

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Blackener — Black en*er, n. One who blackens. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blackener — See blacken. * * * …   Universalium

  • blackener — n. slanderer, libeler …   English contemporary dictionary

  • blackener — black·en·er …   English syllables

  • blackener — k(ə)nə(r) noun ( s) : a leather worker that brushes blackening compound onto the grain side of tanned hides called also blacker …   Useful english dictionary

  • blacken — blackener, n. /blak euhn/, v.t. 1. to make black; darken. 2. to speak evil of; defame: to blacken a person s reputation. v.i. 3. to grow or become black. [1250 1300; ME; see BLACK, EN1] Syn. 2. denigrate, smear, slander, villify, libel, traduce,… …   Universalium

  • blacken — verb (blackened; blackening) Date: 14th century intransitive verb to become dark or black < the sky blackens > transitive verb 1. to make black 2. defame, sully < blackened her reputat …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • friday — 1. (Friday) (18920↑, 2231↓) The day after Thursday and before Saturday, according to Rebecca Black. Also the most annoying day of the week now. It s Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday Author: He who lieks mudkipz… …   Urban English dictionary

  • devil's advocate — 1760, translating L. advocatus diaboli, one whose job it is to urge against the canonization of a candidate for sainthood. [F]ar from being the whitewasher of the wicked, the [devil s advocate] is the blackener of the good. [Fowler] …   Etymology dictionary

  • calumniator — n. Slanderer, maligner, traducer, defamer, vilifier, reviler, blackener, backbiter, libeller, detractor …   New dictionary of synonyms

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