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Definitions and Synonyms of black eye | Another word for black eye | What is black eye?

Definition 1: an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for black eye in the sense of this definition

(black eye is a kind of ...) an event that happens

(... is a kind of black eye ) a serious or devastating setback

Definition 2: a swollen bruise caused by a blow to the eye - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for black eye in the sense of this definition

(black eye is a kind of ...) an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration

Definition 3: a bad reputation - [noun denoting state]

Samples where black eye or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his behavior gave the whole family a black eye

(black eye is a kind of ...) the state of being held in high esteem and honor

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