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What is the opposite of black?

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Opposite of having a very dark color (as of soot or coal)
“You can pair a white top with just about anything for an instantly pulled-together look.”
Opposite of lacking in light
“He suddenly wished that his parents were there, in the brightened room, so that he could tell them that he knew a little bit more about each of them.”
Opposite of having a somber or dismal atmosphere or nature
“The protagonist Malte is emotionally not able to be affected by a cheerful atmosphere in such a way that the moods of others become his own.”
Opposite of full of anger or hatred
“Their mother was at the center of their world and her warm loving nature provided a sense of security despite the lack of a father.”
Opposite of wicked or harmful by nature
“The maids and servants repeated accounts of faeries and magic from years past, while others told simple tales of good deeds and rewards.”
Opposite of characterized by tragic or disastrous events that usually cause despair or pessimism
“This was a joyous occasion and one of pure nostalgia for me, as we recalled happy evenings spent at Flagstaff House.”
Opposite of having a cynical or macabre bent
“Maria would keep mealtime conversation limited to more lighthearted subjects and avoided any direct talk about the medical center or its staff.”
Opposite of covered in dirt or grime
“We want clean clothes, but within that simple desire lie images of crisp starching, of linen whiter than white.”
Opposite of sly, cautious, and secretive
Opposite of horrifyingly wicked, evil or violent
Opposite of not giving hope of future success or good results
Opposite of evil, fiendish, devilish or diabolical
Opposite of darkened in complexion
“She spent most of her time indoors, and her skin remained fair in complexion from not being exposed to the sun.”
Opposite of making fun of death, illness, or misfortune
“It was refreshing to watch an act that was clean and non-controversial.”
Opposite of relating to crime
“Afterward, many unsavory characters had started frequenting the place, finding it a perfect spot for their less than legal activities.”
Opposite of very disgusting, dirty or unpleasant
“Reading Robinson Crusoe gave me a firm conviction that I should be cast away on a beautiful island with a beach to kill for.”
Opposite of a place or time with a partial or total absence of light
“In the light of the day, I can find my way.”
Opposite of a person with African lineage
“Billy tries to convince Sidney that he can dunk, but Sidney reminds him that a white can't jump.”
Opposite of partial or total darkness, sometimes figuratively
Opposite of to make black, to blacken
“The bleach will whiten fungi or algae but does not change the color of dirt.”
(rare) Opposite of to injure or bruise
“Rolling around in pain, Rollo managed to muster enough strength to gather materials to treat his wound.”
Opposite of to prohibit or interdict the participation or inclusion of
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