Empurpled
Empurple Em*pur"ple, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Empurpled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Empurpling}.] [Pref. em- + purple. Cf. {Impurple}.] To tinge or dye of a purple color; to color with purple; to impurple. ``The deep empurpled ran.'' --Philips. [1913 Webster]

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  • empurpled — adjective excessively elaborate or showily expressed a writer of empurpled literature many purple passages an over embellished story of the fish that got away • Syn: ↑over embellished, ↑purple • Similar to: ↑rhetoric …   Useful english dictionary

  • empurpled — adjective a) made purple, especially having a purple complexion because of rage etc. b) over embellished or flowery …   Wiktionary

  • empurpled — adj. made purplev. paint or color purple; redden; flush; become purple …   English contemporary dictionary

  • red ruddy flushed empurpled — colorful colorful adj. 1. having striking color. Opposite of {colorless}. Note: [Narrower terms: {changeable, chatoyant, iridescent, shot}; {deep, rich}; {flaming}; {fluorescent, glowing}; {prismatic}; {psychedelic}; {red, ruddy, flushed,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Empurple — Em*pur ple, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Empurpled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Empurpling}.] [Pref. em + purple. Cf. {Impurple}.] To tinge or dye of a purple color; to color with purple; to impurple. The deep empurpled ran. Philips. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Empurpling — Empurple Em*pur ple, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Empurpled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Empurpling}.] [Pref. em + purple. Cf. {Impurple}.] To tinge or dye of a purple color; to color with purple; to impurple. The deep empurpled ran. Philips. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • over-embellished — adjective excessively elaborate or showily expressed a writer of empurpled literature many purple passages an over embellished story of the fish that got away • Syn: ↑empurpled, ↑purple • Similar to: ↑rhetorical …   Useful english dictionary

  • amber brownish-yellow yellow-brown — colorful colorful adj. 1. having striking color. Opposite of {colorless}. Note: [Narrower terms: {changeable, chatoyant, iridescent, shot}; {deep, rich}; {flaming}; {fluorescent, glowing}; {prismatic}; {psychedelic}; {red, ruddy, flushed,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • amethyst — colorful colorful adj. 1. having striking color. Opposite of {colorless}. Note: [Narrower terms: {changeable, chatoyant, iridescent, shot}; {deep, rich}; {flaming}; {fluorescent, glowing}; {prismatic}; {psychedelic}; {red, ruddy, flushed,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • auburn reddish-brown — colorful colorful adj. 1. having striking color. Opposite of {colorless}. Note: [Narrower terms: {changeable, chatoyant, iridescent, shot}; {deep, rich}; {flaming}; {fluorescent, glowing}; {prismatic}; {psychedelic}; {red, ruddy, flushed,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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