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color

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of color

  1. 1 a property that becomes apparent when light falls on an object and by which things that are identical in form can be distinguished a shirt that is available in every color of the rainbow Synonyms of color cast, hue, shade, tincture, tinge, tint, tone Words Related to color overtone, undertone; primary color, secondary color, tertiary color; brightness, chroma, chromaticity, contrast, lightness, saturation, value; coloration, coloring, colorway, pigmentation Near Antonyms of color achromatism

  2. 2 a substance used to color other materials added some red color to the base paint Synonyms of color pigment, colorant, coloring, dye, dyestuff, stainWords Related to color tint, toner; cast, hue, shade, tinge

  3. 3 the hue or appearance of the skin and especially of the face her color hasn't been good since she got sick Synonyms of color complexion, coloringWords Related to color shade, tint, tone; features, lineaments, looks; countenance, face, visage

  4. 4 colors pl  a piece of cloth with a special design that is used as an emblem or for signaling flew their country's colors atop the highest mast on the ship Synonyms of color banderole (or banderol), banner, colors, ensign, guidon, jack, pendant (also pendent) [chiefly British], pennant, pennon, standard, streamerWords Related to color bunting, gonfalon; black flag, Jolly Roger, tricolor, union jack, white flag; burgee, semaphore, signaler (or signaller), waft; badge, coat of arms, crest, insignia

  5. 5 a rosy appearance (of the cheeks) the stay in the country brought color to her cheeks Synonyms of color blush, bloom, flushWords Related to color brightness, brilliance, glow; pinkness, reddishness, redness, rosiness, ruddiness, sanguinenessNear Antonyms of color paleness, pallidness, pallor, pastiness, wanness, whiteness; greenishness, greenness, sallowness

  6. 6 colors pl  the combined army, air force, and navy of a nation she hopes to carry on the family tradition and serve with the colors Synonyms of color colors, military, service, troopsWords Related to color GIs (or GI's), men-at-arms, rank and file, servicemen, servicewomen, soldiers, soldiery; force; militia, reserves; armor, defense; gendarmerie (or gendarmery)Near Antonyms of color civilians, noncombatants

  7. 7 colors pl  the set of qualities that makes a person, a group of people, or a thing different from others we saw his true colors during the emergency Synonyms of color character, clay, colors, complexion, constitution, genius, personality, self, toneWords Related to color distinctiveness, distinctness, individuality, singularity, uniqueness; attribute, characteristic, earmark, essentiality, feature, flavor, hallmark, mark, point, property, savor (also savour), stamp, trait; disposition, grain, sort, temper, temperament; composition, makeup; essence, essentiality, interior, interiority, soul, spirit; metal, stuff, substance; habit, way


color

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of color

  1. 1 to give color or a different color to she's colored her hair for so long and so often that no one knows what her natural color is Synonyms of color bepaint [archaic], dye, paint, pigment, stain, tincture, tinge, tint Words Related to color brighten, lighten; darken, embrown, tone (down); checker, dapple, daub, fleck, marble, mottle, pattern, polychrome, speck, speckle, streak, striate, stripe, variegate Near Antonyms of color blanch, bleach, whiten Antonyms of color decolorize

  2. 2 to add to the interest of by including made-up details he gave a highly colored version of a rather mundane experience Synonyms of color embroider, elaborate (on), embellish, exaggerate, hyperbolize, magnify, pad, stretchWords Related to color dress up, gussy up; amplify, enhance, enlarge (on or upon), expand, flesh (out); fudge, hedge; overdo, overdraw, overemphasize, overplay, overstate; emphasize, play up, stress; caricature; satirizeNear Antonyms of color belittle, minimize, play down, understate

  3. 3 to change so much as to create a wrong impression or alter the meaning of his news reporting is colored by his prejudices Synonyms of color bend, garble, cook, distort, falsify, fudge, misinterpret, misrelate, misrepresent, misstate, pervert, slant, twist, warpWords Related to color misdescribe, misspeak, mistranslate; belie, camouflage, disguise, dissemble, gloss (over), mask, veil, whitewash; bowdlerize, censor; complicate, confound, confuse, mistake, mix (up); mystify, obscure; equivocate, fib, lie, palter, prevaricateNear Antonyms of color clarify, clear (up), explain, illuminate, illustrate, interpret, spell out; decipher

  4. 4 to develop a rosy facial color (as from excitement or embarrassment) she colored after hearing the nasty remarks about her weight Synonyms of color bloom, blush, crimson, flush, glow, reddenWords Related to color incarnadine, rouge, ruddle; abash, chagrin, discomfit, disconcert, embarrass, faze, humiliate, mortify



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