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

British off

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

British informal grotty, ropy

Scottish British informal wabbit, peely-wally

Australian British NZ informal crook

British vulgar slang crappy

British 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