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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (3)

1. a swollen bruise caused by a blow to the eye;
[syn: shiner, black eye, mouse]

2. a bad reputation;
- Example: "his behavior gave the whole family a black eye"

3. an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating;
[syn: reverse, reversal, setback, blow, black eye]


WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

black eye n 1: a swollen bruise caused by a blow to the eye [syn: shiner, black eye, mouse] 2: a bad reputation; "his behavior gave the whole family a black eye" 3: an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating [syn: reverse, reversal, setback, blow, black eye]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

41 Moby Thesaurus words for "black eye": aspersion, attaint, badge of infamy, bar sinister, baton, bend sinister, black mark, black-and-blue mark, blot, blur, brand, broad arrow, bruise, censure, champain, contusion, disparagement, ecchymosis, imputation, mark of Cain, mouse, odium, onus, pillorying, point champain, reflection, reprimand, reproach, shiner, slur, smear, smirch, smudge, smutch, spot, stain, stigma, stigmatism, stigmatization, taint, tarnish