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  • Blackener — Black en*er, n. One who blackens. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blackener — noun see blacken …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • blackener — n. slanderer, libeler …   English contemporary dictionary

  • blackener — black·en·er …   English syllables

  • blackener — k(ə)nə(r) noun ( s) : a leather worker that brushes blackening compound onto the grain side of tanned hides called also blacker …   Useful english dictionary

  • blacken — blackener, n. /blak euhn/, v.t. 1. to make black; darken. 2. to speak evil of; defame: to blacken a person s reputation. v.i. 3. to grow or become black. [1250 1300; ME; see BLACK, EN1] Syn. 2. denigrate, smear, slander, villify, libel, traduce,… …   Universalium

  • blacken — verb (blackened; blackening) Date: 14th century intransitive verb to become dark or black < the sky blackens > transitive verb 1. to make black 2. defame, sully < blackened her reputat …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • devil's advocate — 1760, translating L. advocatus diaboli, one whose job it is to urge against the canonization of a candidate for sainthood. [F]ar from being the whitewasher of the wicked, the [devil s advocate] is the blackener of the good. [Fowler] …   Etymology dictionary

  • calumniator — n. Slanderer, maligner, traducer, defamer, vilifier, reviler, blackener, backbiter, libeller, detractor …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • traducer — n 1. maligner, defamer, calumniator, slanderer, libeler, misrepresenter, liar, Inf. hatchet man; vilifier, asperser, denigrator, smearer, backbiter; defiler, vitiator, blackener, besmircher, mud or dirt flinger. 2. impugner, impeacher, attacker,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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