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Synonyms for colorˈkʌl ər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. color, colour, coloring, colouring(noun)

    a visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflect

    "a white color is made up of many different wavelengths of light"

    Synonyms:
    coloring, colouring, colouring material, people of color, vividness, colour, people of colour, colouration, food colouring, semblance, color, coloration, food color, gloss, food coloring, coloring material, food colour

    Antonyms:
    achromaticity, colourlessness, colorlessness, achromatism, black-and-white, black and white(p), discolor

  2. color, colour, vividness(noun)

    interest and variety and intensity

    "the Puritan Period was lacking in color"; "the characters were delineated with exceptional vividness"

    Synonyms:
    color, gloss, people of colour, chroma, semblance, coloring, colouration, coloring material, colour, intensity, saturation, colouring material, colouring, vividness, coloration, people of color

    Antonyms:
    achromatism, achromaticity, colorlessness, colourlessness, black-and-white, black and white(p), discolor

  3. color, colour, coloration, colouration(noun)

    the timbre of a musical sound

    "the recording fails to capture the true color of the original music"

    Synonyms:
    color, gloss, people of colour, semblance, coloring, colouration, coloring material, colour, colouring material, colouring, vividness, coloration, people of color

    Antonyms:
    achromatism, achromaticity, colorlessness, colourlessness, black-and-white, black and white(p), discolor

  4. color, colour, people of color, people of colour(noun)

    a race with skin pigmentation different from the white race (especially Blacks)

    Synonyms:
    color, gloss, people of colour, semblance, coloring, colouration, coloring material, colour, colouring material, colouring, vividness, coloration, people of color

    Antonyms:
    colourlessness, colorlessness, achromaticity, achromatism, black and white(p), black-and-white, discolor

  5. semblance, gloss, color, colour(noun)

    an outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading

    "he hoped his claims would have a semblance of authenticity"; "he tried to give his falsehood the gloss of moral sanction"; "the situation soon took on a different color"

    Synonyms:
    coloring, colouring, illusion, coloring material, polish, glossary, people of colour, vividness, colour, colouring material, color, glossiness, semblance, likeness, coloration, colouration, rubric, gloss, burnish, people of color

    Antonyms:
    achromatism, colorlessness, colourlessness, achromaticity, black and white(p), black-and-white, discolor

  6. coloring material, colouring material, color, colour(noun)

    any material used for its color

    "she used a different color for the trim"

    Synonyms:
    gloss, people of colour, color, coloring, colouration, coloring material, colour, colouring material, semblance, colouring, vividness, coloration, people of color

    Antonyms:
    colourlessness, achromaticity, achromatism, colorlessness, black-and-white, black and white(p), discolor

  7. color, colour(noun)

    (physics) the characteristic of quarks that determines their role in the strong interaction

    "each flavor of quarks comes in three colors"

    Synonyms:
    color, gloss, people of colour, semblance, coloring, colouration, coloring material, colour, colouring material, colouring, vividness, coloration, people of color

    Antonyms:
    achromatism, achromaticity, colourlessness, colorlessness, black and white(p), black-and-white, discolor

  8. color, colour(adj)

    the appearance of objects (or light sources) described in terms of a person's perception of their hue and lightness (or brightness) and saturation

    Synonyms:
    color, gloss, people of colour, semblance, coloring, colouration, coloring material, colour, colouring material, colouring, vividness, coloration, people of color

    Antonyms:
    colourlessness, colorlessness, achromaticity, achromatism, black-and-white, black and white(p), discolor

  9. color, colour(verb)

    having or capable of producing colors

    "color film"; "he rented a color television"; "marvelous color illustrations"

    Synonyms:
    colour, color

    Antonyms:
    achromaticity, colorlessness, achromatism, colourlessness, black-and-white, black and white(p), discolor

  10. color, colorize, colorise, colourise, colourize, colour, color in, colour in(verb)

    add color to

    "The child colored the drawings"; "Fall colored the trees"; "colorize black and white film"

    Synonyms:
    color in, colorize, emblazon, color, colour, colorise, discolor, tinge, colourise, colourize, gloss, discolour, colour in, distort

    Antonyms:
    colorlessness, colourlessness, achromatism, achromaticity, black and white(p), black-and-white, discolor

  11. tinge, color, colour, distort(verb)

    affect as in thought or feeling

    "My personal feelings color my judgment in this case"; "The sadness tinged his life"

    Synonyms:
    warp, discolor, touch, strain, wring, twist, deform, tinct, tint, colourise, colourize, colorize, contort, colour, emblazon, distort, garble, color, twine, colour in, tinge, color in, gloss, colorise, falsify, discolour

    Antonyms:
    achromatism, achromaticity, colourlessness, colorlessness, black and white(p), black-and-white, discolor

  12. color, colour(verb)

    modify or bias

    "His political ideas color his lectures"

    Synonyms:
    color in, colorize, emblazon, color, colour, colorise, discolor, tinge, colourise, colourize, gloss, discolour, colour in, distort

    Antonyms:
    achromaticity, colourlessness, achromatism, colorlessness, black and white(p), black-and-white, discolor

  13. color, colour, emblazon(verb)

    decorate with colors

    "color the walls with paint in warm tones"

    Synonyms:
    color in, colorize, emblazon, color, blazon, colour, colorise, discolor, tinge, colourise, colourize, gloss, discolour, colour in, distort

    Antonyms:
    colourlessness, achromaticity, colorlessness, achromatism, black and white(p), black-and-white, discolor

  14. color, colour, gloss(verb)

    give a deceptive explanation or excuse for

    "color a lie"

    Synonyms:
    color in, comment, colorize, emblazon, annotate, color, colour, colorise, discolor, tinge, colourise, colourize, gloss, discolour, colour in, distort

    Antonyms:
    colorlessness, colourlessness, achromaticity, achromatism, black-and-white, black and white(p), discolor

  15. discolor, discolour, colour, color(verb)

    change color, often in an undesired manner

    "The shirts discolored"

    Synonyms:
    gloss, colorize, discolor, color in, colorise, colour, tinge, emblazon, color, colourize, colourise, discolour, colour in, distort

    Antonyms:
    colorlessness, achromaticity, colourlessness, achromatism, black and white(p), black-and-white, discolor

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. color

    A pretense, in the unfavorable, which is also the usual sense, is something advanced or displayed for the purpose of concealing the reality. A person makes a pretense of something for the credit or advantage to be gained by it; he makes what is allowed or approved a pretext for doing what would be opposed or condemned; a tricky schoolboy makes a pretense of doing an errand which he does not do, or he makes the actual doing of an errand a pretext for playing truant. A ruse is something (especially something slight or petty) employed to blind or deceive so as to mask an ulterior design, and enable a person to gain some end that he would not be allowed to approach directly. A pretension is a claim that is or may be contested; the word is now commonly used in an unfavorable sense. Compare ARTIFICE; HYPOCRISY.

    Synonyms:
    affectation, air, assumption, cloak, disguise, dissimulation, excuse, mask, pretense, pretension, pretext, ruse, seeming, semblance, show, simulation, subterfuge, trick, wile

    Antonyms:
    actuality, candor, fact, frankness, guilelessness, honesty, ingenuousness, openness, reality, simplicity, sincerity, truth

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. color(n.)

    Synonyms:
    hue, tint, tinge, shade

  2. color(n.)

    Synonyms:
    pigment, paint

  3. color(n.)

    Synonyms:
    plea, pretext, pretence, excuse, guise, disguise, semblance, appearance, make-shift, false show

  4. color(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    tinge, dye, paint, stain

  5. color(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    disguise, varnish, gloss over, make plausible

  6. color(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    redden, blush, show color


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