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1. Lacking color: a colorless liquid.
2. Pale; pallid: a colorless face.
3. Lacking animation, variety, or distinction; dull. See Synonyms at dull.

col′or·less·ly adv.
col′or·less·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.colorlessness - the visual property of being without chromatic colorcolorlessness - the visual property of being without chromatic color
visual property - an attribute of vision
achromia - an absence of normal pigmentation especially in the skin (as in albinism) or in red blood cells
color, coloring, colouring, colour - a visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflect; "a white color is made up of many different wavelengths of light"


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The drabness and colorlessness that Hillyer describes is surely not only a matter of his daily sensory experience.
it was the very colorlessness of Adlai Stevenson--his all-embracing, non-offending character--that was to stamp the postwar epoch in Democratic history" (Gerring 1998, 233).
Colorlessness or saturation information is used to model the fast-smoke.
It is a white crystalline or brown solid having properties such as colorlessness and low solubility in water.
Yet if the strongest parties in these democracies start to collapse due to their inefficiency and colorlessness, and the fringe gets too strong, Europeans start worrying.
Deeper in the chamber there were only slumbering, blurred colors--the indistinct colorlessness of everything in a single hue.
The latter seems to do away with her heart and purge herself thoroughly of weak sentiments in pursuit of masculine might and practical utility; the former manages to strike a balance between her Eastern values and Western ideals, colors of pleasant romanticism and colorlessness of harsh reality.
Although the marble statue is, technically speaking, colorless--it represents skin, drapery, chains, and lockets in the same unadorned white stone--such colorlessness might not have facilitated an imaginative racial displacement of sympathy onto black slaves.
Pale eyelashes conjure up the connotations of colorlessness.
9) Some reviews seem to suggest that the uniform grayness and colorlessness of the landscape is responsible for its visual impact: "I think the word "gray' is mentioned hundreds of times, because that is the one word that can now describe the entire world," one reader (Craig) writes.
Poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) is a nonpoisonous, environmental polymeric material possessing many admirable advantages, such as high light transmittance, ease of processing, excellent dimensional stability, colorlessness, resistance to weathering corrosion, and so forth.
The cheapest and most common vinegar--distilled white vinegar--is made from grain, though it lacks the flavor and color characteristics of malt vinegar, and indeed its chief "virtues" are colorlessness and flavorlessness.