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1. Full of color; abounding in colors: colorful leaves in the fall.
2. Characterized by rich variety; vividly distinctive: colorful language.

col′or·ful·ly adv.
col′or·ful·ness n.
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(ˈkʌl ər fəl)

1. abounding in color.
2. having vivid, striking, or spirited elements.
col′or•ful•ly, adv.
col′or•ful•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.colorful - having striking color; "colorful autumn leaves"
chromatic - being or having or characterized by hue
colorless, colourless - weak in color; not colorful
2.colorful - striking in variety and interest; "a colorful period of history"; "a colorful character"; "colorful language"
colorless, colourless - lacking in variety and interest; "a colorless and unimaginative person"; "a colorless description of the parade"
3.colorful - having color or a certain color; sometimes used in combination; "colored crepe paper"; "the film was in color"; "amber-colored heads of grain"
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1. Full of color:
2. Evoking strong mental images through distinctiveness:
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They had not intended to spend the afternoon, but found themselves too fascinated to turn away from the breakers bursting upon the rocks and from the many kinds of colorful sea life starfish, crabs, mussels, sea anemones, and, once, in a rock-pool, a small devilfish that chilled their blood when it cast the hooded net of its body around the small crabs they tossed to it.
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PPG (NYSE:PPG) has announced it provided approximately 340 gallons of specialized products to complete the Colorful Communities project to revitalize the Saturn V rocket replica in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the company said.
BAJAUR -- The Bajaur culture and sports festival arranged by tehsil Khyber Pakthunkhwa Culture and Tourism Department concluded here on Tuesday with colorful ceremony.
In the profusely illustrated pages of "Colorful Batik Panel Quilts" fabric artist Judy Gula shows how to use hand-made batik panels in traditional quilt settings, or turn them into works of art with the addition of embellishment.
The musical show and other colorful programs would be present in the event, he added.
She said they were looking to at least sell over 50 000 copies of Colorful Black to finance volume 2.
Global Banking News-January 22, 2019-PPG concludes the Colorful Communities programme at Booker T Washington High School in Miami
A colorful parade of mascots, horses and camel dances and traditional dances will add life to the colorful festival.
PPG recently completed a COLORFUL COMMUNITIES project in Pretoria East, South Africa, that helped revitalize the Paul Jungnickel Home for adults with disabilities, part of the Kungwini Welfare Organisation.
Chitral -- Kalash community celebrated its annual colorful Kalash Phool Festival with traditional zeal and fervor.