Synonyms of grey in English:

grey


See definition of grey

adjective

1‘a grey suit’

SYNONYMS

greyish, silvery

silver-grey, pearl-grey, pearly, gunmetal grey, slate-grey, smoke-grey, smoky, sooty

2‘his thinning grey hair’

SYNONYMS

white, silver, hoary

3‘a grey old man’

SYNONYMS

grey-haired, hoary, grizzled

elderly, old, aged, senior, ancient, venerable

in one's dotage, long in the tooth, as old as the hills

past one's prime, not as young as one was, not as young as one used to be

decrepit, doddering, doddery, not long for this world

informal past it, over the hill, no spring chicken

formal senescent

ANTONYMS

young

4‘it was a dim, grey day’

SYNONYMS

cloudy, overcast, dull, dim, dark, sunless

gloomy, dreary, dismal, sombre, drab, bleak, cheerless, depressing, glum

misty, foggy, murky

ANTONYMS

bright, sunny

5‘her face looked grey’

SYNONYMS

ashen, wan, pale, pasty, pallid, colourless, sallow, leaden, bloodless, anaemic, white, waxen, chalky

sickly, peaked, drained, sapped, washed-out, drawn, deathly, deathlike, ghostly

informal peaky

ANTONYMS

ruddy

6‘if you drive the idiosyncrasies out of football, what is left can be grey indeed’

SYNONYMS

characterless, colourless, nondescript, unremarkable, faceless

lifeless, soulless, passionless, spiritless, insipid, jejune, flat, bland, dry, stale

dull, uninteresting, unimaginative, boring, tedious, monotonous

neutral, anonymous, wishy-washy

ANTONYMS

colourful, lively

7‘a grey area’

SYNONYMS

ambiguous, doubtful, unclear, uncertain, indistinct, indefinite, indeterminate, open to question, debatable

mixed, neither one thing nor the other, neither fish nor fowl

ANTONYMS

black and white, certain

8‘grey importing is not illegal’

SYNONYMS

unofficial, informal, irregular, back-door


verb

1‘health bills rose as the population greyed’

SYNONYMS

age, get old, grow old, mature


Phrases

    grey matter

      ‘the team had enough grey matter to finish ahead of others’

      SYNONYMS

      intelligence, intellect, intellectual capacity, mental capacity, brains, brainpower, cleverness, wit, wits, powers of reasoning, reasoning, wisdom, sagacity, acumen, discernment, shrewdness, judgement, understanding, common sense, sense

      nous, savvy, braininess, upper storey