purplish


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pur·plish

 (pûr′plĭsh)
adj.
Somewhat purple.

pur•plish

(ˈpɜr plɪʃ)

also pur′ply,



adj.
somewhat purple; tinged with purple.
[1555–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.purplish - of a color intermediate between red and blue
chromatic - being or having or characterized by hue
Translations

purplish

[ˈpɜːplɪʃ] ADJpurpurino, algo purpúreo

purplish

adjleicht violett or lila
References in classic literature ?
To be sure, it might be nothing but a good coat of tropical tanning; but I never heard of a hot sun's tanning a white man into a purplish yellow one.
Then the prisoner was sworn--a forlorn object, haggard and unshorn, with an arm done up in a filthy bandage, a cheek and head cut, and bloody, and one eye purplish black and entirely closed.
Out of a deep window she could see a great climbing stretch of land which seemed to have no trees on it, and to look rather like an endless, dull, purplish sea.
And the dark purplish brown of the ploughed earth and of the bare branches is beautiful too.
If they had surprised her they would have found her lost, apparently, in admiration of the large hotel across the square, for, after writing a few words, her pen rested upon the paper, and her mind pursued its own journey among the sun-blazoned windows and the drifts of purplish smoke which formed her view.
It was a bright fire, but it made no difference to the chill-looking purplish tint of Mrs.
His eyes bulged, his tongue protruded, his face turned to a ghastly purplish hue--there was a convulsive tremor of the stiffening muscles, and the Manyuema sentry lay quite still.
His skin was scarred and wrinkled and mottled, and in colour was a purplish blue surfaced with a grey coating that might have been painted there had it not indubitably grown there and been part and parcel of him.
He was tired; Jacquotte noticed the purplish flush on his face, but the weather was so very cold that she would not get ready a warm foot-bath for him, as she usually did when she saw that the blood had gone to his head.
The man's purplish red face, his heavy eyelids, the nervous twitchings, all spoke of his addiction to drink.
Whereupon I rapped him smartly, and he choked and turned purplish.
A tangled mass of women, with drawn, white faces and open mouths, is shrieking like a chorus of lost souls; and the red-faced man, his face now purplish with wrath, and with arms extended overhead as in the act of hurling thunderbolts, is shouting, "Shut up