Synonyms of off colour in English:

off colour

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1‘I'm feeling a bit 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


informal under the weather, below par, not up to par, funny, peculiar, rough, lousy, rotten, awful, terrible, dreadful, crummy

informal grotty, ropy

Scottish informal wabbit, peely-wally

NZ Australian informal crook

vulgar slang crappy

dated seedy


well, fit

2‘off-colour jokes’


smutty, dirty, rude, filthy, crude, suggestive, indecent, indelicate, indecorous, risqué, racy, bawdy, naughty, spicy, blue, vulgar, ribald, broad, salacious, coarse, obscene, pornographic

informal raunchy

British informal fruity, near the knuckle, saucy

euphemistic adult