Blacklist definition

blăklĭst
A list of persons who have been censured and who are being discriminated against, refused employment, etc.
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A list of persons or organizations that have incurred disapproval or suspicion or are to be boycotted or otherwise penalized.
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To place on or as if on a blacklist.
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The definition of blacklist is the act of censuring or discriminating against someone.

Ronald Reagan being put on the Hollywood Blacklist in 1947 was an example of to blacklist.

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A blacklist is defined as a list of disapproved people or organizations to be discriminated against in some way.

The Hollywood Ten and other entertainment professionals who were called out by the McCarthy hearings as suspected Communists is an example of a blacklist.

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To put on a blacklist.
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(law) A list or collection of people or entities to be shunned or banned.

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

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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.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
blacklist
Plural:
blacklists

Origin of blacklist