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.
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"
marked by anger or resentment or hostility; "black looks"; "black words"
extremely dark; "a black moonless night"; "through the pitch-black woods"; "it was pitch-dark in the cellar" Synonyms: pitch-black, pitch-dark,
(of the face) made black especially as with suffused blood; "a face black with fury" Synonyms: blackened,
soiled with dirt or soot; "with feet black from playing outdoors"; "his shirt was black within an hour" Synonyms: smutty,
(of coffee) without cream or sugar
(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" Synonyms: calamitous, disastrous, fatal, fateful,
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 Synonyms: dark, sinister,
(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" Synonyms: disgraceful, ignominious, inglorious, opprobrious, shameful,
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" Synonyms: bleak, dim,