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English noun: black eye

1. black eye (state) a swollen bruise caused by a blow to the eye

Synonymsmouse, shiner

Broader (hypernym)bruise, contusion

2. black eye (state) a bad reputation

SamplesHis behavior gave the whole family a black eye.

Broader (hypernym)reputation, repute

3. black eye (event) an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating

Synonymsblow, reversal, reverse, setback

Broader (hypernym)happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent

Narrower (hyponym)whammy

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