Definition of Inkblot

1. Noun. A blot made with ink.

Generic synonyms: Blot, Daub, Slur, Smear, Smirch, Smudge, Spot

Definition of Inkblot

1. Noun. a blot of ink ¹

2. Noun. (context: figuratively) a dark, shapeless object ¹

3. Noun. (psychology) one of the pictures used as stimuli in the Rorschach inkblot test ¹

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Definition of Inkblot

1. a blotted pattern of spilled ink [n -S]

Inkblot Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Inkblot

ink cartridge
ink eradicator
ink eradicators
ink erasers
ink fountain
ink pad
ink pads
ink slinger
ink well
ink wells
inkblot (current term)
inkblot test
inkhorn term

Literary usage of Inkblot

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1. Thomas Carlyle: The Man and His Books : Illustrated by Personal by William Howie Wylie (1881)
"The inkblot was, we can well believe, some self-important personage of ... It was just as well that "the cruel necessity" was laid upon the inkblot ..."

2. An Introduction to Child Psychology by Charles Wilkin Waddell (1918)
"The much used inkblot test reveals wide individual differences in the number and kind of imagery which the same inkblot suggests, as well as the fact that ..."

3. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1909)
"First of all, we devised a set of simple experiments with the Jastrow drop apparatus and a number of series of inkblot figures, names of well-known men, ..."

4. On Heroes, Hero-worship, & the Heroic in History: Six Lectures ; Reported by Thomas Carlyle (1846)
"The first has now no date, or writer's name, but a huge Blot; and runs to this effect: ' The (inkblot), tied down by pre- ' vious promise, cannot, ..."

5. Francis Lieber: His Life and Political Philosophy by Lewis Reifsneider Harley (1899)
"Arrived in Nuremberg, he accounted for the defacing inkblot by the awkwardness of a police officer, and had the paper signed for ..."

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