Synonyms of colour in English:

colour


See definition of colour

noun

1‘the lights flickered and changed colour’

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hue, shade, tint, tone, tinge, cast, tincture

2‘eight tubes of oil colour’

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paint, pigment, colourant, coloration, dye, stain, tint, wash

3‘add colour to her cheeks’

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redness, pinkness, rosiness, reddening, ruddiness, blush, flush, high colour, glow, bloom

ANTONYMS

pallor

4‘people of every colour, creed, and race’

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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’

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vividness, life, liveliness, vivacity, vitality, animation, excitement, interest, fascination, richness, zest, verve, spice, spiciness, bite, piquancy, sparkle, impact, vigour, vigorousness, force, forcefulness, point

informal oomph, pizzazz, zing, zip, zap, punch, kick

literary salt

6‘woods were unjustifiably disafforested under colour of the Statute of 1327’

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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

7colours‘Lynn runs in the colours of the Oxford City club’

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strip, kit, uniform, costume, livery, insignia, regalia

badge, ribbon, rosette, emblem

8colours‘the regimental colours’

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flag, standard, banner, pennant, pennon, streamer, ensign, banderole

British pendant

burgee

vexillum

rare gonfalon, guidon, labarum


verb

1‘the wood was coloured with a penetrating dye’

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tint, dye, tinge, shade, pigment, stain, colour-wash, colour in, paint

2‘she coloured up with embarrassment’

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blush, redden, go pink, go red, turn crimson, turn red, turn scarlet, flush, crimson

ANTONYMS

pale

3‘the experiences had coloured her whole existence’

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influence, affect, slant, taint, pervert, warp, twist, skew, distort, bias, prejudice, poison

4‘witnesses might colour evidence to make a story saleable’

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exaggerate, overstate, overdraw, overdo, embroider, embellish, dramatize, enhance, varnish

falsify, give a false account of, misrepresent, misreport, disguise, fudge, garble, distort, manipulate, quote out of context, take out of context, bend, put a spin on, massage, strain