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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.colorlessness - the visual property of being without chromatic colorcolorlessness - the visual property of being without chromatic color
visual property - an attribute of vision
achromia - an absence of normal pigmentation especially in the skin (as in albinism) or in red blood cells
color, coloring, colouring, colour - a visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflect; "a white color is made up of many different wavelengths of light"


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Although the marble statue is, technically speaking, colorless--it represents skin, drapery, chains, and lockets in the same unadorned white stone--such colorlessness might not have facilitated an imaginative racial displacement of sympathy onto black slaves.
9) Some reviews seem to suggest that the uniform grayness and colorlessness of the landscape is responsible for its visual impact: "I think the word "gray' is mentioned hundreds of times, because that is the one word that can now describe the entire world," one reader (Craig) writes.
Poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) is a nonpoisonous, environmental polymeric material possessing many admirable advantages, such as high light transmittance, ease of processing, excellent dimensional stability, colorlessness, resistance to weathering corrosion, and so forth.
If her modernist experimentation links her to Eliot, and her lesbianism and defiance of bourgeois norms to Woolf, her conversion to Roman Catholicism and her sense of the liberating possibilities fantasy could offer to the humdrum colorlessness of the modern world link her to Tolkien.
In a similar appeal to ambivalence and hybridity, Colina chooses a national theme such as Carnival to theorize on colorlessness and the allegory of fantasy as a viable escape from social oppression.
Its colorlessness invites us to honesty and liberates us from the shame of color; its fluidity indicates the unstable foundation of buildings which human beings construct on a ground of illusion when they envisage an eternal world and deny the hereafter.
Mubarak gave a rather strange explanation for the colorlessness of his regime, saying that he did not subscribe to a policy of 'shock therapy'.