adjective Date: 14th century lacking color: as a. pallid, blanched <
a colorless complexion
b. dull, uninteresting <
colorless prose
colorlessly adverbcolorlessness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • 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:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • colorless — uncolored, achromatic mean without color. However, they are not freely interchangeable. Colorless is applied to something that is transparent {water is a colorless liquid} or to something that is bleached, blanched, or pallid {colorless leaves}… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • colorless — [adj1] without hue achromatic, achromic, anemic, ashen, ashy, blanched, bleached, cadaverous, doughy, drab, dull, faded, flat, ghastly, livid, lurid, neutral, pale, sickly, uncolored, wan, washed out, waxen, white; concept 618 Ant. brilliant,… …   New thesaurus

  • colorless — index insipid, jejune (dull), lifeless (dull), mediocre, pedestrian, prosaic, usual …   Law dictionary

  • colorless — late 14c., from COLOR (Cf. color) + LESS (Cf. less). Figurative sense of lacking vividness is recorded from 1861 …   Etymology dictionary

  • colorless — (Amer.) col·or·less || kÊŒlÉ™(r)lɪs adj. pale; lacking color; dull, boring (also colourless) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • colorless — [kul′ər lis] adj. 1. without color 2. dull in color; gray or pallid 3. lacking variety or interest; dull colorlessly adv. colorlessness n …   English World dictionary

  • colorless — colorlessly, adv. colorlessness, n. /kul euhr lis/, adj. 1. without color: Pure water is colorless. 2. pallid; dull in color: a colorless complexion. 3. lacking vividness or distinctive character; dull; insipid: a colorless description of the… …   Universalium

  • colorless — col|or|less [ kʌlərləs ] adjective 1. ) something that is colorless has no color: a colorless, odorless, and poisonous gas 2. ) not interesting, exciting, or original: a colorless description …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • colorless — adjective 1) a colorless liquid Syn: uncolored, white, bleached; literary achromatic Ant: colored 2) her colorless face Syn: pale, pallid, wan, anemic, b …   Thesaurus of popular words

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