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blacklist

[ blak-list ]SEE DEFINITION OF blacklist

Synonyms for blacklist

  • banish
  • blackball
  • expel
  • ostracize
  • snub
  • bar
  • boycott
  • debar
  • exclude
  • preclude
  • proscribe
  • reject
  • repudiate
  • hit list
  • put on hit list
  • thumbs down
  • vote against
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Antonyms for blacklist

  • allow
  • welcome
  • accept
  • admit
  • approve
  • include
  • permit
  • support
  • ask in
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BLACKLIST

The discussion was as profitless as that arising from the blacklist.

He'll blacklist you in every yacht club from Bar Harbor to Miami.

It does not need to use a "blacklist" because the employers are all combined in one "person."

Commissioner Wright: "Have you any other evidence of the existence of a blacklist?"

"I don't think you have any cause to blacklist Mr. Norcross," I said.

We should never have had a blacklist, etc., if that had been done.

Commissioner Wright: "Do labor unions ever blacklist non-union men?"

To attain their end these associations made liberal use of the lockout, the blacklist, and armed guards and detectives.

Then there'd come a grand mix-up, a war or something, and a lot of princes had either lost their jobs or got on the blacklist.

So when you blacklist us with the Society, please let me know—I want to take a tri-di in technicolor of you doing it.

WORD ORIGIN

also black-list, black list, "list of persons who have incurred suspicion," 1610s, from black (adj.), here indicative of disgrace, censure, punishment (attested from 1590s, in black book) + list (n.). Specifically of employers' list of workers considered troublesome (usually for union activity) is from 1888. As a verb, from 1718. Related: Blacklisted; blacklisting.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BLACKLIST

blackball

verbexpel from group
  • ban
  • blacklist
  • debar
  • exclude
  • ostracize
  • oust
  • reject
  • repudiate
  • snub
  • veto
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