Synonyms of colour in English:



  • 1 the lights flickered and changed colour
    hue, shade, tint, tone, tinge, cast, tincture
  • 2 eight tubes of oil colour
    paint, pigment, colourant, coloration, dye, stain, tint, wash
  • 3 add colour to her cheeks
    [Antonyms] pallor
  • 4 people of every colour, creed, and race
    skin colour, skin colouring, skin tone, complexion, colouring, pigmentation;
    race, ethnic group, stock
  • 5 the anecdotes and examples were chosen to add colour to strictly academic material
    informal oomph, pizzazz, zing, zip, zap, punch, kick
    literary salt
  • 6 woods were unjustifiably disafforested under colour of the Statute of 1327
    the pretext, the cloak, the mask, the pretence, the outward appearance, the guise, a false show, a show, a front, a facade, a semblance;
    on the excuse of
  • 7 (colours) Lynn runs in the colours of the Oxford City club
    strip, kit, uniform, costume, livery, insignia, regalia;
    badge, ribbon, rosette, emblem
  • 8 (colours) the regimental colours
    British pendant;
    Nautical burgee;
    in ancient Romevexillum
  • verb

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  • 1 the wood was coloured with a penetrating dye
  • 2 she coloured up with embarrassment
    blush, redden, go pink/red, turn red/crimson/scarlet, flush, crimson
    [Antonyms] pale
  • 3 the experiences had coloured her whole existence
    influence, affect, slant, taint, pervert, warp, twist, skew, distort, bias, prejudice, poison
  • 4 witnesses might colour evidence to make a story saleable
    exaggerate, overstate, overdraw, overdo, embroider, embellish, dramatize, enhance, varnish;
    falsify, give a false account of, misrepresent, misreport, disguise, fudge, garble, distort, manipulate, take/quote out of context, bend, put a spin on, massage, strain
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    chromatic relating to colour
    chromophobia fear of colour
    colorimetry measurement of colour

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