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col·or·less

 (kŭl′ər-lĭs)
adj.
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.

col•or•less

(ˈkʌl ər lɪs)

adj.
1. without color.
2. pallid; dull in color: a colorless complexion.
3. lacking vividness; drab; insipid; lackluster.
[1350–1400]
col′or•less•ly, adv.
col′or•less•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.colorless - 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.colorless - weak in color; not colorful
achromatic, neutral - having no hue; "neutral colors like black or white"
colorful, colourful - having striking color; "colorful autumn leaves"

colorless

adjective
3. Without definite or distinctive characteristics:
Translations

colorless

adj incoloro, sin color
References in classic literature ?
His teeth protruded from between his lips and his eyes were blue with the colorless blueness of the marbles called "aggies" that the boys of Winesburg carried in their pockets.
She was moved by a kind of commiseration for Madame Ratignolle,--a pity for that colorless existence which never uplifted its possessor beyond the region of blind contentment, in which no moment of anguish ever visited her soul, in which she would never have the taste of life's delirium.
But it was especially the aspect of the three chief officers of the ship, the mates, which was most forcibly calculated to allay these colorless misgivings, and induce confidence and cheerfulness in every presentment of the voyage.
The blood flushes painfully in her otherwise colorless cheek, her eye has a feverish fire, and her mother groans to see that she looks more beautiful than she ever saw her before.
Rowena was in the clouds, she walked on air; this was to be the greatest day, the most romantic episode in the colorless history of that dull country town.
She was pretty, though in a colorless fashion; pretty and capable.
When he was amused and interested she thought he scarcely looked like an invalid at all, except that his face was so colorless and he was always on the sofa.
The eyes, which should have been dark, were incomprehensibly and discordantly light; they were of that nearly colorless gray which, though little attractive in itself, possesses the rare compensating merit of interpreting the finest gradations of thought, the gentlest changes of feeling, the deepest trouble of passion, with a subtle transparency of expression which no darker eyes can rival.
Oh, he is always as colorless as you now see him," said Franz.
His complexion was pale, not of that deadly pallor which is a kind of neutral beauty, but of a bilious, yellow hue; his colorless hair was short and scarcely extended beyond the circle formed by the hat around his head, and his light blue eyes seemed destitute of any expression.
Elizabeth raised her head, and offered her colorless cheek to his salute, when he lifted his cap and touched it respectfully.
His appetite for facts was capacious, and although many of those which he noted would have seemed woefully dry and colorless to the ordinary sentimental traveler, a careful inspection of the list would have shown that he had a soft spot in his imagination.