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Definition 1: weak in color; not colorful - [adjective denoting all]

Synonyms for colourless in the sense of this definition

(colourless is similar to ...) (of hair) having lost its color

"the white hairs of old age"

(colourless is similar to ...) having the paleness of wax

"the poor face with the same awful waxen pallor" "the soldier turned his waxlike features toward him" "a thin face with a waxy paleness"

(colourless is similar to ...) (of fabric or clothing) having been given a faded (weathered) appearance by artificial means

(colourless is similar to ...) resembling paste in color; pallid

"he looked pasty and red-eyed" "a complexion that had been pastelike was now chalky white"

(colourless is similar to ...) abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or emotional distress

"the pallid face of the invalid" "her wan face suddenly flushed"

(colourless is similar to ...) ghastly pale

"moonlight gave the statue a lurid luminence"

(colourless is similar to ...) (especially of plants) developed without chlorophyll by being deprived of light

"etiolated celery"

(colourless is similar to ...) deprived of color

"colors dulled by too much sun" "greyed with the dust of the road"

(colourless is similar to ...) lacking brightness or color; dull

"drab faded curtains" "sober Puritan grey" "children in somber brown clothes"

(colourless is similar to ...) having lost freshness or brilliance of color

"sun-bleached deck chairs" "faded jeans" "a very pale washed-out blue" "washy colors"

(colourless is similar to ...) anemic looking from illness or emotion

"a face turned ashen" "the invalid's blanched cheeks" "tried to speak with bloodless lips" "a face livid with shock" "lips...livid with the hue of death" "lips white with terror" "a face white with rage"

(means also ...) having no hue

"neutral colors like black or white"

(... are attributes of colourless) interest and variety and intensity

"the Puritan Period was lacking in color" "the characters were delineated with exceptional vividness"

Definition 2: lacking in variety and interest - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where colourless or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a colorless and unimaginative person
  • a colorless description of the parade

Synonyms for colourless in the sense of this definition

(colourless is similar to ...) lacking distinguishing quality or characteristics

"a neutral personality that made no impression whatever"

(colourless is similar to ...) lacking in vitality or interest or effectiveness

"a pale rendition of the aria" "pale prose with the faint sweetness of lavender" "a pallid performance"

(means also ...) lacking in liveliness or animation

"he was so dull at parties" "a dull political campaign" "a large dull impassive man" "dull days with nothing to do" "how dull and dreary the world is" "fell back into one of her dull moods"

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