colorless

  • 1 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:… …

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  • 2 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}… …

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  • 3 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,… …

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

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

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

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  • 7 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 …

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  • 8 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… …

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  • 9 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 …

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

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  • 11 colorless — adjective Date: 14th century lacking color: as a. pallid, blanched < a colorless complexion > b. dull, uninteresting < colorless prose > • colorlessly adverb • colorlessness noun …

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  • 12 colorless — adjective 1. lacking in variety and interest a colorless and unimaginative person a colorless description of the parade • Syn: ↑colourless • Ant: ↑colourful (for: ↑colourless), ↑ …

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  • 13 colorless — adj. Colorless is used with these nouns: ↑face, ↑gas, ↑liquid …

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  • 14 colorless — col•or•less [[t]ˈkʌl ər lɪs[/t]] adj. 1) without color 2) pallid; dull in color: a colorless complexion[/ex] 3) lacking vividness; drab; insipid; lackluster • Etymology: 1350–1400 col′or•less•ly, adv. col′or•less•ness, n …

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  • 15 colorless — Synonyms and related words: abstract, achromatic, achromic, aloof, anemic, arid, ashen, ashy, barren, blah, blanched, bland, blank, bled white, bloodless, blurry, boring, cadaverous, characterless, chloranemic, cold, dead, deadly pale, deathly… …

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  • 16 colorless — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. achromic, pale, neutral, characterless; see dull 2 , 4 , pale 1 , transparent 1 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. 1. achromatic blanched, pale, pallid, lackluster, bleached, washed out, neutral, faded, dull, gray,… …

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  • 17 colorless — a. 1. Uncolored, untinged, achromatic. 2. Pale, pallid, blanched, hueless, livid. 3. Dull, monotonous, characterless, blank, expressionless, inexpressive …

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  • 18 colorless — adj 1. hueless, toneless, uncolored, achromatic, achromous; drab, dreary, flat, mat, dingy, lusterless, lackluster, Scot, and North Eng. blae; bleached, blanched, washed out, etiolated. 2. pallid, pale, pale faced, anemic, sickly; waxen, sallow,… …

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  • 19 colorless — col·or·less …

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  • 20 colorless — UK [ˈkʌlə(r)ləs] / US [ˈkʌlərləs] colourless …

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