Definition of colorless in English:


Syllabification: col·or·less
Pronunciation: /ˈkələrləs
(British colourless)


  • 1(Especially of a gas or liquid) without color.
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    • At room temperature and standard pressure ethers are colorless, neutral liquids with pleasant odors.
    • It is a colourless gas produced by the decay of organic matter such as raw sewage, oils, and salt water.
    • At atmospheric temperatures, ozone is a colorless gas with an odor similar to chlorine that can usually be detected at a level of about 0.01 parts per million.
    uncolored, white, bleached
    literary achromatic
  • 1.1Dull or pale in hue: colorless cheeks
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    • Her skin was incredibly pale, almost colorless, and her eyes were dull.
    • His face was nearly colorless, his skin pale and waxen.
    • Both were a deep green color that caused the grey of his eyes to appear pale and colorless in comparison.
    pale, pallid, wan, anemic, bloodless, ashen, white, waxen, pasty, peaked, sickly, drained, drawn, ghostly, deathly



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  • Her entire report was delivered colorlessly, without any shade of emotion.
  • It is constructed well enough but moves ponderously and colorlessly to its conclusion.
  • Not only is it colorlessly written but it ignores much fascinating material.

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