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"
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
color, colour, vividness(noun)
interest and variety and intensity
"the Puritan Period was lacking in color"; "the characters were delineated with exceptional vividness"
color, gloss, people of colour, chroma, semblance, coloring, colouration, coloring material, colour, intensity, saturation, colouring material, colouring, vividness, coloration, people of color
color, colour, coloration, colouration(noun)
the timbre of a musical sound
"the recording fails to capture the true color of the original music"
color, colour, people of color, people of colour(noun)
a race with skin pigmentation different from the white race (especially Blacks)
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"
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
coloring material, colouring material, color, colour(noun)
any material used for its color
"she used a different color for the trim"
(physics) the characteristic of quarks that determines their role in the strong interaction
"each flavor of quarks comes in three colors"
the appearance of objects (or light sources) described in terms of a person's perception of their hue and lightness (or brightness) and saturation
having or capable of producing colors
"color film"; "he rented a color television"; "marvelous color illustrations"
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"
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"
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
modify or bias
"His political ideas color his lectures"
color, colour, emblazon(verb)
decorate with colors
"color the walls with paint in warm tones"
color, colour, gloss(verb)
give a deceptive explanation or excuse for
"color a lie"
discolor, discolour, colour, color(verb)
change color, often in an undesired manner
"The shirts discolored"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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