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blacklist

Definition of blacklist

Etymology

    From English black + English list.

Pronunciation

Noun

blacklist (plural blacklists)

  1. A list or collection of people or entities to be shunned or banned.

    The software included a lengthy blacklist of disreputable websites to block.

Antonyms

Verb

to blacklist (third-person singular simple present blacklists, present participle blacklisting, simple past and past participle blacklisted)

  1. (transitive) To place on a blacklist; to mark a person or entity as one to be shunned or banned.

    You can blacklist known spammers with that button.

Derived terms

  • blacklister

Anagrams

  • Alphagram: abcikllst
  • stickball

Further reading

A blacklist (or black list) is a list or register of persons who, for one reason or another, are being denied a particular privilege, service, mobility, access or recognition. As a verb, to blacklist can mean to deny someone work in a particular field, or to ostracize a person from a certain social circle. Conversely, a whitelist is a list or compilation identifying persons or organizations that are accepted, recognized, or privileged.

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