ashen bloodless livid lurid pale pallid pasty wan waxen
Colorless Col"or*less, a. 1. Without color; not distinguished by any hue; transparent; as, colorless water; a colorless gas.

Note: [Narrower terms: {ashen, bloodless, livid, lurid, pale, pallid, pasty, wan, waxen}; {neutral}; {white}] [Also See: {achromatic}, {colorless}.] [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

2. Free from any manifestation of partial or peculiar sentiment or feeling; not disclosing likes, dislikes, prejudice, etc.; as, colorless music; a colorless style; definitions should be colorless. [1913 Webster]

3. having lost its normal color.

Note: [Narrower terms: {blanched, etiolate, etiolated, whitened}; {bleached, faded, washed-out, washy}; {dimmed, dulled, grayed}; {dirty}; {dull, sober, somber, subfusc}] {colored}

Syn: colorless, uncolored, uncoloured. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]


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  • wan — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. pale, pallid, waxen, waxy, ashen, ashy, bloodless. See colorlessness. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. colorless, sickly, blanched; see pale 1 . See Synonym Study at pale . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) …   English dictionary for students

  • pasty — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. doughy, soft; pallid, pale; gluey; viscid, glutinous. See colorlessness, softness. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Like paste] Syn. gluey, geLatinous, gooey, doughy; see sticky , adhesive . 2. [Pale] Syn …   English dictionary for students

  • livid — [adj1] pale, ashen ashy, blanched, bloodless, colorless, discolored, dusky, gloomy, greyish, grisly, leaden, lurid, murky, pallid, pasty, wan, waxen; concept 618 Ant. blushing, brilliant, flushed, radiant, rosy livid [adj2] bruised black and blue …   New thesaurus

  • ashen — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. ashy, pale, bloodless, wan, gray. See colorlessness. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. pale, ashy, colorless, gray; see pale 1 . See Synonym Study at pale . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. pale, pallid …   English dictionary for students

  • bloodless — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. anemic; pale; unfeeling, cold; peaceful; cowardly. See colorlessness, cowardice, insensibility. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Pale] Syn. pallid, wan, anemic; see pale 1 . 2. [Coldhearted] Syn.… …   English dictionary for students

  • waxen — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. waxlike, wax covered, pale, pallid, white, whitish, wan, sickly, blanched, unhealthy, ghostly, sallow. Ant. ruddy, healthy*, robust. II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Lacking color: ashen, ashy, bloodless, cadaverous …   English dictionary for students

  • livid — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. pallid, ashen. See colorlessness. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Discolored] Syn. purplish, gray, lead colored, black and blue; see pale 1 , purple . 2. [Angry] Syn. outraged, offended, black*; see… …   English dictionary for students

  • pallid — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. pale, bloodless, wan, sallow, white. See colorlessness. Ant., ruddy, healthy. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. gray, colorless, wan; see pale 1 . See Synonym Study at pale . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus)… …   English dictionary for students

  • lurid — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. pallid, ghastly; glaring, eerie; sinister, sensational. See darkness, colorlessness. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Shocking] Syn. startling, offensive, sensational; see unusual 2 , violent 4 . 2.… …   English dictionary for students

  • pale — [adj] light in color or effect anemic, ashen, ashy, blanched, bleached, bloodless, cadaverous, colorless, deathlike, dim, doughy, dull, faded, faint, feeble, ghastly, gray, haggard, inadequate, ineffective, ineffectual, insubstantial, livid,… …   New thesaurus

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