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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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