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blackball

black·ball

blackball

 
pronunciation:
blaek bawl
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: blackballed, blackballing, blackballs
definition 1: to cast out, as from a group; ostracize.
synonyms:
eject, ostracize, oust, run out, send to Coventry
similar words:
ban, banish, blacklist, bounce, cashier, dismiss, drum out, exclude, exile, expatriate, expel, kick out, spurn
definition 2: to vote against or refuse membership to.
synonyms:
bar, debar, exclude, ostracize, reject
similar words:
ban, banish, blacklist, cold-shoulder, disapprove, high-hat, proscribe, refuse, snub, spurn
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a negative vote, esp. against a candidate for admission to a social organization.
synonyms:
denial, disapproval, nay, turndown
similar words:
blacklist, exclusion, ostracism, ouster, rejection, shutout, thumbs down