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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 cast, hue, shade, tincture, tinge, tint, tone Related Words overtone, undertone; primary color, secondary color, tertiary color; brightness, chroma, chromaticity, contrast, lightness, saturation, value; coloration, coloring, colorway, pigmentation Near Antonyms achromatism

  2. 2 a substance used to color other materials <added some red color to the base paint> Synonyms pigment, colorant, coloring, dye, dyestuff, stainRelated Words 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 complexion, coloringRelated Words 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 banderole (or banderol), banner, colors, ensign, guidon, jack, pendant (also pendent) [chiefly British], pennant, pennon, standard, streamerRelated Words 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 blush, bloom, flushRelated Words brightness, brilliance, glow; pinkness, reddishness, redness, rosiness, ruddiness, sanguinenessNear Antonyms 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 colors, military, service, troopsRelated Words GIs (or GI's), men-at-arms, rank and file, servicemen, servicewomen, soldiers, soldiery; force; militia, reserves; armor, defense; gendarmerie (or gendarmery)Near Antonyms 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 character, clay, colors, complexion, constitution, genius, personality, self, toneRelated Words 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 bepaint [archaic], dye, paint, pigment, stain, tincture, tinge, tint Related Words brighten, lighten; darken, embrown, tone (down); checker, dapple, daub, fleck, marble, mottle, pattern, polychrome, speck, speckle, streak, striate, stripe, variegate Near Antonyms blanch, bleach, whiten Antonyms 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 embroider, elaborate (on), embellish, exaggerate, hyperbolize, magnify, pad, stretchRelated Words 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 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 bend, garble, cook, distort, falsify, fudge, misinterpret, misrelate, misrepresent, misstate, pervert, slant, twist, warpRelated Words 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 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 bloom, blush, crimson, flush, glow, reddenRelated Words incarnadine, rouge, ruddle; abash, chagrin, discomfit, disconcert, embarrass, faze, humiliate, mortify


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