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colourless

(ˈkʌləlɪs) or

colorless

adj
1. (General Physics) without colour
2. lacking in interest: a colourless individual.
3. grey or pallid in tone or hue
4. without prejudice; neutral
ˈcolourlessly, ˈcolorlessly adv
ˈcolourlessness, ˈcolorlessness n
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.colourless - lacking in variety and interest; "a colorless and unimaginative person"; "a colorless description of the parade"
dull - 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"
colourful, colorful - striking in variety and interest; "a colorful period of history"; "a colorful character"; "colorful language"
2.colourless - weak in color; not colorful
achromatic, neutral - having no hue; "neutral colors like black or white"

colourless

adjective
1. uncoloured, faded, neutral, bleached, washed out, achromatic a colourless, almost odourless liquid
2. ashen, washed out, wan, sickly, anaemic Her face was colourless, and she was shaking.
ashen healthy, glowing, blooming, flushed, robust, radiant, ruddy
Translations
غَيْر حَيَوي، غَيْر مُمْتِعلا لَوْنَ له
bezbarvýnic neřikajícínudný
farveløs
litlauslitlaus; leiîinlegur
bezfarebný
donukrenksizruhsuz

colourless

colorless (US) [ˈkʌləlɪs] ADJsin color, incoloro (fig) (= dull) [person] → soso
a colourless liquidun líquido transparente

colourless

[ˈkʌlərləs] (British) colorless (US) adj
[liquid, gas] → incolore
(= pale) [face] → blême; [complexion, skin] → pâle
(= dull) [person] → terne; [place] → fadecolour photograph (British) color photograph (US) nphoto f en couleur(s)colour scheme (British) color scheme (US) ncombinaison f de couleurscolour supplement n (British) (in newspaper)supplément m illustrécolour television (British) color television (US) ntélévision f en couleur(s)

colourless

, (US) colorless
adj (lit, fig)farblos; existence alsograu

colourless

colorless (Am) [ˈkʌləlɪs] adjincolore (fig) (dull) → scialbo/a

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 ?
The dim reflection of a remembered splendour, a colourless and manifold diluted repetition of what they had beheld in proud old London -- we will not say at a royal coronation, but at a Lord Mayor's show -- might be traced in the customs which our forefathers instituted, with reference to the annual installation of magistrates.
My master's colourless, olive face, square, massive brow, broad and jetty eyebrows, deep eyes, strong features, firm, grim mouth,--all energy, decision, will,--were not beautiful, according to rule; but they were more than beautiful to me; they were full of an interest, an influence that quite mastered me,--that took my feelings from my own power and fettered them in his.
As to her companion, while raising himself with one hand, he had taken her arm with the other; and so inadequate was his stock of gentleness to the requirements of her condition, that on his letting go I saw four distinct impressions left blue in the colourless skin.
I thought her, then, still more colourless and thin than when I had seen her last; the flashing eyes still brighter, and the scar still plainer.
Yes, there would be a day when his face would be wrinkled and wizen, his eyes dim and colourless, the grace of his figure broken and deformed.
No one now needed to "feel" him; no one mistook his front for his back; all his movements were readily ascertained by his neighbours without the slightest strain on their powers of calculation; no one jostled him, or failed to make way for him; his voice was saved the labour of that exhausting utterance by which we colourless Squares and Pentagons are often forced to proclaim our individuality when we move amid a crowd of ignorant Isosceles.
The colourless clearness that comes after the sunset flush was darkling; the blue sky above grew momentarily deeper, and the little stars one by one pierced the attenuated light; the interspaces of the trees, the gaps in the further vegetation, that had been hazy blue in the daylight, grew black and mysterious.
It was that dim grey hour when things are just creeping out of darkness, when everything is colourless and clear cut, and yet unreal.
There are some bad nights in the kingdom of the West Wind for homeward-bound ships making for the Channel; and the days of wrath dawn upon them colourless and vague like the timid turning up of invisible lights upon the scene of a tyrannical and passionate outbreak, awful in the monotony of its method and the increasing strength of its violence.
Caroline was little, though evidently full grown; raven-black hair, very dark eyes, absolutely regular features, with a colourless olive complexion, clear as to the face and sallow about the neck, formed in her that assemblage of points whose union many persons regard as the perfection of beauty.
It drove steadily and in wreaths, curling and smoking along the colourless water.
The beaten tracks of the deer and the pig, all heading toward the river, had striped that colourless plain with dusty gullies driven through the ten-foot grass, and, early as it was, each long avenue was full of first-comers hastening to the water.