black eye

Primary Meanings of black eye

1.
n
a swollen bruise caused by a blow to the eye
2.
n
an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating
3.
n
a bad reputation
Full Definitions of black eye
1

n a swollen bruise caused by a blow to the eye

Synonyms:
mouse, shiner
Type of:
bruise, contusion
an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration
2

n an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating

Synonyms:
blow, reversal, reverse, setback
Types:
whammy
a serious or devastating setback
Type of:
happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent
an event that happens
3

n a bad reputation

“his behavior gave the whole family a black eye
Type of:
reputation, repute
the state of being held in high esteem and honor

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