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2 definitions found
 for black eye
From 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]

From 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
  
  

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