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black sheep

noun as in disgraceful person

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Over the past 12 months we have identified a few black sheep.

In Mary, he sees a sinner like himself—a friend of Christians, but a black sheep.

Despite being a Hollywood black sheep, Mel Gibson found a reliable confidant in Trawick and the two became very close.

Clinton jokes that Barbara Bush refers to him as her “black-sheep son.”

But Bowie rarely spoke about the black sheep in his family, who spent most of his adult life in a mental institution.

Harry took his bed into the spare-room, and Black Sheep lay down to die.

And with these, and the society of Jane on board-wages, Black Sheep was left alone for a month.

Uncle Harry took him for walks and consoled him with rough tenderness, never calling him Black Sheep.

For hours the gray man would sit on a tombstone, while Black Sheep read epitaphs, and then with a sigh would stump home again.

"He 's getting well," thought Black Sheep, who knew the song through all its seventeen verses.


On this page you'll find 17 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to black sheep, such as: pariah, ne'er-do-well, outcast, prodigal, reject, and reprobate.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.