Part of speech:
The act of something becoming darker.
To char, discolor, or damage the surface of by superficial burning
To char, scorch, or burn the surface of.
To burn the surface of; scorch.
To become black.
To dull the luster of or discolor the surface of (a metal) as by exposure to air
To soil, stain, tarnish, or besmirch, now esp. by disgracing
To stigmatize is to make something seem bad or disgraceful.
To stain or attempt to destroy the reputation of; vilify:
Slander is to make false statements about someone, usually to hurt his reputation.
The definition of malign is to speak badly about or criticism someone.
Disgrace is defined as to shame or dishonor.
To alter or spoil the color of; stain.
(Archaic) To blacken
To defile is defined as to make something unclean, either literally or figuratively.
(Archaic) To disgrace.
To darken; obscure; threaten
To stain; sully:
To smear or soil with or as if with dirt.
(Intransitive) To become darker or more intense
To grow dim
To expose to an infectious agent, toxin, or undesirable substance:
To splash, spot, or soil with such drops or blobs
To enrich with soil or muck; to manure.
To stain or tarnish with dishonor.
To spatter, as with mud or slander; soil or sully by spattering
To make filthy; dirty; soil
To laud the glory of (God, etc.), as in song; glorify; extol
Compliment means to give praise.
To whiten; blanch
To lessen the severity or oppressiveness of:
To represent degrees of shade or shadow in:
To be made clean
Find another word for blackening. In this page you can discover 39 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for blackening, like: darkening, scorching, searing, charring, blacking, tarnishing, sullying, stigmatizing, staining, smearing and slandering.