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off colour Line breaks: off col¦our
Pronunciation: /ˌɒfˈkʌlə/

Definition of off colour in English:


1British Slightly unwell: I’m feeling a bit off colour
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  • I had been off-colour for several weeks and off food for several days prior to this and did not realise the effects of wine on an empty stomach.
  • Since I was very young, whenever I'm off-colour and feverish I have the following recurring vision as I wander confusedly in the no-man's land between consciousness and sleep.
  • This morning I have a sore throat and feel decidedly off-colour.
unwell, ill, poorly, bad, out of sorts, indisposed, not oneself, sick, queasy, nauseous, nauseated, peaky, liverish, green about the gills, run down, washed out;
British  off
informal under the weather, below par, not up to par, funny, peculiar, rough, lousy, rotten, awful, terrible, dreadful, crummy
British informal grotty, ropy
Scottish informal wabbit, peely-wally
Australian/New Zealand informal crook
vulgar slang crappy
dated seedy
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