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col·oured

 (kŭl′ərd)
adj. & n. Chiefly British

coloured

(ˈkʌləd) or

colored

adj
1. possessing colour
2. having a strong element of fiction or fantasy; distorted (esp in the phrase highly coloured)

Coloured

(ˈkʌləd) or

Colored

n, pl Coloureds or Coloured, Coloreds or Colored
1. (Peoples) old-fashioned offensive an individual who is not a White person, esp a Black person
2. (Peoples)
a. a person of mixed ethnic parentage or descent
b. a person of mixed ethnic descent speaking English or Afrikaans as their mother tongue
adj
(Peoples) old-fashioned offensive designating or relating to a Coloured person or Coloured people
Usage: The use of Coloured to refer to a person of mixed ethnic origin is likely to cause offence and should be avoided
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.coloured - having color or a certain color; sometimes used in combination; "colored crepe paper"; "the film was in color"; "amber-colored heads of grain"
2.coloured - favoring one person or side over another; "a biased account of the trial"; "a decision that was partial to the defendant"
partial - showing favoritism
3.coloured - (used of color) artificially producedcoloured - (used of color) artificially produced; not natural; "a bleached blonde"
artificial, unreal - contrived by art rather than nature; "artificial flowers"; "artificial flavoring"; "an artificial diamond"; "artificial fibers"; "artificial sweeteners"
4.coloured - having skin rich in melanin pigments; "National Association for the Advancement of Colored People"; "dark-skinned peoples"
black - of or belonging to a racial group having dark skin especially of sub-Saharan African origin; "a great people--a black people--...injected new meaning and dignity into the veins of civilization"- Martin Luther King Jr.
Translations
أسْمَر، زِنْجيالإنسان الملوّن: الأسودمُلَوَّن
barevný
farvetneger
sävyinenvärikäsvärillinenvärittynyt
színesbõrû-színû
litaîurlitaîur, hörundsdökkur
renklisiyah derili kimsezenci

coloured

colored (US) [ˈkʌləd]
A. ADJ
1. [pencils, glass, chalk, beads] → de colores
brightly coloured silkssedas fpl de colores vivos
2. (= biased) → parcial
a highly coloured taleuna historia de lo más parcial
3. (o.f.) (= black) [person] → de color
B. N
1. (o.f.) (= black) → persona f de color
2. (in South Africa) persona de padres racialmente mixtos
3. coloureds (= clothes) → ropa fsing de color

coloured

[ˈkʌlərd] (British) colored (US)
adj
(= dyed) [plastic, glass, material] → coloré(e); [hair] → teint(e)
brightly coloured → aux couleurs vives
[photo] → en couleur
gold-coloured → doré(e)
(offensive or old-fashioned) [person] → de couleur
n (offensive or old-fashioned)Noir(e) m/f

coloured

, (US) colored
adj
bunt; fabric, walls alsofarbig
(fig: = biased) → gefärbt; (= exaggerated)ausgeschmückt; a highly coloured accountein reichlich ausgeschmückter Bericht
person, racefarbig; (= of mixed blood)gemischtrassig
nFarbige(r) mf; (of mixed blood)Mischling m

coloured

colored (Am) [ˈkʌləd]
1. adjcolorato/a; (person, race) → di colore
a straw-coloured hat → un cappello color paglia
highly-coloured (tale, account) → molto colorito/a
2. n colouredsgente f di colore

colour

(American) color (ˈkalə) noun
1. a quality which objects have, and which can be seen, only when light falls on them. What colour is her dress?; Red, blue and yellow are colours.
2. paint(s). That artist uses water-colours.
3. (a) skin-colour varying with race. people of all colours.
4. vividness; interest. There's plenty of colour in his stories.
adjective
(of photographs etc) in colour, not black and white. colour film; colour television.
verb
to put colour on; to paint. They coloured the walls yellow.
ˈcoloured adjective
1. having colour. She prefers white baths to coloured baths.
2. belonging to a dark-skinned race. There are only two white families living in this street – the rest are coloured.
noun
(sometimes used impolitely) a dark-skinned person especially of Negro origin.
ˈcolourful adjective
1. full of colour. a colourful pattern.
2. vivid and interesting. a colourful account of his experiences.
ˈcolouring noun
1. something used to give colour. She put pink colouring in the icing.
2. complexion. She had very high colouring (= a very pink complexion).
ˈcolourless adjective
1. without colour. Water is colourless.
2. not lively or interesting. a colourless young woman.
ˈcolours noun plural
1. the distinction of winning a place in the team in some sports. He won his cricket colours last season.
2. a flag. Army regiments salute the colours when on parade.
3. a tunic of certain colours worn by a jockey to show that his race-horse belongs to a certain person.
ˈcolour-blind adjective
unable to tell the difference between certain colours. As he was colour-blind he could not distinguish between red and green.
ˈcolour scheme noun
an arrangement or choice of colours in decorating a house etc.
ˌoff-ˈcolour adjective
not feeling well. He was a bit off-colour the morning after the party.
colour in
to put colour into (drawings etc). He coloured in all the oblong shapes on the page.
show oneself in one's true colours
to show or express one's real character, opinion etc. He pretends to be very generous but he showed himself in his true colours when he refused to give money to charity.
with flying colours
with great success. He passed his exam with flying colours.
References in classic literature ?
Here she displayed her ingenuity and industry in a variety of flowers and fruits, beautifully coloured, elegantly shaped, and charmingly flavoured; and we were diverted with innumerable animals presenting themselves perpetually to our view.
She looked up at him for a moment, coloured deeply, and played something else.
Marianne coloured, and replied very hastily, "Where, pray?