lily-white

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lil·y-white

(lĭl′ē-wīt′, -hwīt′)
adj.
1. White as a lily.
2. Beyond reproach; blameless: a man with a lily-white record.
3. Informal Consisting of white people only or excluding nonwhite people.

lily-white

adj
1. (Colours) of a pure white: lily-white skin.
2. informal pure; irreproachable
3. informal
a. discriminating against Black people: a lily-white club.
b. racially segregated

lil′y-white′



adj.
1. white as a lily.
2. pure; untouched by corruption or imperfection.
3. designating or pertaining to any faction or group opposing the inclusion of blacks in political or social life.
[1275–1325]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.lily-white - restricted to whites only; "under segregation there were even white restrooms and white drinking fountains"; "a lily-white movement which would expel Negroes from the organization"
segregated, unintegrated - separated or isolated from others or a main group; "a segregated school system"; "a segregated neighborhood"
2.lily-white - of a pure white color
achromatic, neutral - having no hue; "neutral colors like black or white"

lily-white

adjective
1. pure white, white, milk-white, white as snow Blood stained his lily-white shirt.
2. (Informal) innocent, pure, impeccable, virtuous, spotless, squeaky-clean, untainted, unsullied, untarnished, irreproachable their lily-white business ethics

lily-white

adjective
Translations

lily-white

[ˈlɪlɪwaɪt] ADJblanco como la azucena