One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a colourless liquid’
uncoloured, white, bleached, faded, washed out
pale, pallid, wan, anaemic, bloodless, ashen, white, white as a ghost, white as a sheet, grey, jaundiced, waxen, chalky, chalk-white, milky, pasty, pasty-faced, whey-faced, peaky, sickly, tired-looking, washed out, sallow, drained, drawn, sapped, ghostly, deathly, deathlike, bleached
3‘a colourless personality’
uninteresting, dull, boring, tedious, monotonous, dry, drab, dreary, wearisome
unexciting, bland, non-stimulating, unimaginative, uninspiring, uninspired, weak, insipid, lustreless, lacklustre, vapid, flat, stale, trite, vacuous, feeble, pallid, wishy-washy, limp, lame, tired, lifeless, torpid, unanimated, zestless, spiritless, sterile, anaemic, barren, tame, bloodless, antiseptic
middle-of-the-road, run-of-the-mill, commonplace, mediocre, nondescript, characterless, mundane, inoffensive, humdrum, prosaic
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