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  • verbdarken
  • verbmalign; smear

synonyms for blacken

  • blot
  • smudge
  • befoul
  • begrime
  • cloud
  • deepen
  • ebonize
  • ink
  • shade
  • soil
  • grow dark
  • grow dim
  • make dark
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antonyms for blacken

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  • bleach
  • compliment
  • enhance
  • lighten
  • praise
  • whiten
  • lighten
  • flatter
  • enhance
  • whiten
  • bleach
  • praise
  • exalt
  • compliment
  • honor
  • clean
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How to use blacken in a sentence

They rebuilt a simple, one-room cabin on the blackened site.
AT GLACIER’S EDGE, THE FLAMES HAVE ALWAYS COME FOR MY FAMILY CABINJVERSTEEGHAUGUST 20, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
He was notably plump for a small reptile, and the end of his tail was missing, blackened.
I THOUGHT I WAS A LIFELONG NEW YORKER, BUT FOUND HAPPINESS IN RENOSVATI NARULAAUGUST 12, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
A sweet choice is great for lending a sugary punch to a savory bun or a heavily salted piece of meat, or to offset a spicy or heavily seasoned dish like jerk wings or blackened salmon.
THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO BARBECUE SAUCESLAZARUS LYNCHJUNE 11, 2021EATER
Turn them regularly until charred all over and tender, then allow to cool enough so you can peel off the blackened skins and purée into dip.
THE BEST WAY TO ENJOY SUMMER PRODUCE IS OVER THE GRILLALIZA ABARBANELJUNE 11, 2021EATER
His forehead was bruised, his eyes were blackened and his neck was scored with scratches.
THE CHILD CARE INDUSTRY WAS COLLAPSING. MRS. JACKIE BET EVERYTHING ON AN IMPOSSIBLE DREAM TO SAVE IT.BY LIZZIE PRESSERMAY 1, 2021PROPUBLICA
Depending on the pronunciation in the local Tamil, it could mean something similar to “biting into food” or “to blacken or season.”
THE VIOLENT RISE OF CURRYSHAAN MERCHANTMARCH 26, 2021OZY
Sinking any intrepid explorer into blackened waters means facing freezing temperatures and crushing pressure.
THIS SOFT ROBOT STINGRAY JUST EXPLORED THE DEEPEST POINT IN THE OCEANSHELLY FANMARCH 9, 2021SINGULARITY HUB 
Images Piringer shared from the scene showed the roof of the three-story building on Elkridge Way turned to a sheet of flame before the fire was put out, leaving blackened, smoking rafters.
WOMAN DIES IN FIRE AT SILVER SPRING SENIORS APARTMENT BUILDINGIAN DUNCANNOVEMBER 28, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Because of a quibble on his part this loathsome thing would ruin his future, dash his hopes to the ground, blacken his life.
THE EVERLASTING ARMSJOSEPH HOCKING
The river pool commenced to blacken, while flowering rushes tossed their shivering heads and murmured.
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WORDS RELATED TO BLACKEN

  • blacken
  • cast aspersions on
  • defame
  • detract
  • disparage
  • malign
  • slander
  • slur
  • smear
  • tear down
  • vilify
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.