whitish


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whit·ish

 (wī′tĭsh, hwī′-)
adj.
Somewhat white.

whit•ish

(ˈʰwaɪ tɪʃ, ˈwaɪ-)

adj.
somewhat white.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.whitish - resembling milk in color not clear; "milky glass"
opaque - not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy; impenetrable to sight; "opaque windows of the jail"; "opaque to X-rays"
2.whitish - of something having a color tending toward white
achromatic, neutral - having no hue; "neutral colors like black or white"
Translations
ضارِب إلى البَياض
hvidlig
fehéres
hvítleitur
belavý
akçabeyazımsı

whitish

[ˈwaɪtɪʃ] ADJblanquecino, blancuzco

whitish

hwaɪtɪʃ] adjblanchâtreWhit Monday nle lundi de Pentecôte

whitish

adj colourweißlich; whitish-yellow/blueweißlich-gelb/blau

whitish

[ˈwaɪtɪʃ] adjbiancastro/a, bianchiccio/a

white

(wait) adjective
1. of the colour of the paper on which these words are printed. The bride wore a white dress.
2. having light-coloured skin, through being of European etc descent. the first white man to explore Africa.
3. abnormally pale, because of fear, illness etc. He went white with shock.
4. with milk in it. A white coffee, please.
noun
1. the colour of the paper on which these words are printed. White and black are opposites.
2. a white-skinned person. racial trouble between blacks and whites.
3. (also ˈegg-white) the clear fluid in an egg, surrounding the yolk. This recipe tells you to separate the yolks from the whites.
4. (of an eye) the white part surrounding the pupil and iris. The whites of her eyes are bloodshot.
ˈwhiten verb
to make or become white or whiter. She used a little bleach to whiten the sheets.
ˈwhiteness noun
ˈwhitening noun
a substance used to make certain things (eg tennis shoes) white again.
ˈwhitish adjective
fairly white; close to white.
ˌwhite-ˈcollar adjective
(of workers, jobs etc) not manual; (working) in an office etc.
white elephant
a useless, unwanted possession.
white horse noun
(usually in plural) a wave that has a crest of white foam.
ˌwhite-ˈhot adjective
(of metals) so hot that they have turned white. a white-hot poker.
white lie
a not very serious lie. I'd rather tell my mother a white lie than tell her the truth and upset her.
ˈwhitewash noun
a mixture of usually lime and water, used for whitening walls.
verb
to cover with whitewash.
ˈwhitewashed adjective
white winewine

whitish

a. blanquecino-a; blancuzco-a.

whitish

adj blanquecino
References in classic literature ?
Threading its way out from among his grey hairs, and continuing right down one side of his tawny scorched face and neck, till it disappeared in his clothing, you saw a slender rod-like mark, lividly whitish.
The islet appeared to him in the shadow like a black mass, beyond the narrow strip of whitish water which separated him from it.
They were "cestracio philippi" sharks, with brown backs and whitish bellies, armed with eleven rows of teeth-- eyed sharks--their throat being marked with a large black spot surrounded with white like an eye.
The soil of a great part of this Green River valley is a whitish clay, into which the rain cannot penetrate, but which dries and cracks with the sun.
And just as I was stooping and laying down the stakes, I saw something odd and round and whitish lying on the ground under a nut-bush by the side of me.
He had two whitish tusks, beautifully curved, and about eight feet in length; and in these the shanks of the anchor had firmly caught.
Of the enormous and much-dreaded globe there remained nothing but these fragments carried in all directions, now become asteroids in their turn, some flaming like a sword, some surrounded by a whitish cloud, and others leaving behind them trains of brilliant cosmical dust.
A few whitish hairs served her for eyebrows; the eyes themselves, of a dull blue, were cold and wan; and her mouth was so formed as to show the teeth, which were crooked, but as white as those of a dog.
Next he took out a double handful of some whitish stuff, like dough or putty.
As the sun crept up the sky the day became excessively hot, and under foot a thick, whitish sand grew burning and blinding, so that they travelled only very slowly.
The affluents of the Amazon are, half of them, of this nature, while the other half are whitish and opaque, the difference depending upon the class of country through which they have flowed.
Inextricably mixed in dreamy confusion, her mind seemed to enter into communion, to be delightfully expanded and combined with the spirit of the whitish boards on deck, with the spirit of the sea, with the spirit of Beethoven Op.