de·​paint | \ də̇ˈpānt \

Definition of depaint

1 archaic : to delineate in colors or words
2 obsolete : to adorn with color or painted figures

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for depaint

Middle English depeinten, depainten, from Old French depeint, past participle of depeindre to paint, from Latin depingere to paint, depict

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about depaint

Statistics for depaint

Cite this Entry

“Depaint.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

Comments on depaint

What made you want to look up depaint? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


experienced by way of someone else

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Eponym Quiz

  • rubens painting
  • Which is the best synonym of bowdlerize?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!