Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun blue

7 senses of blue

Sense 1
blue, blueness -- (blue color or pigment; resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime; "he had eyes of bright blue")
       => chromatic color, chromatic colour, spectral color, spectral colour -- (a color that has hue)

Sense 2
blue -- (blue clothing; "she was wearing blue")
       => clothing, article of clothing, vesture, wear, wearable, habiliment -- (a covering designed to be worn on a person's body)

Sense 3
blue -- (any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are blue; "the Union army was a vast blue")
       => organization, organisation -- (a group of people who work together)

Sense 4
blue sky, blue, blue air, wild blue yonder -- (the sky as viewed during daylight; "he shot an arrow into the blue")
       => sky -- (the atmosphere and outer space as viewed from the earth)

Sense 5
bluing, blueing, blue -- (used to whiten laundry or hair or give it a bluish tinge)
       => dye, dyestuff -- (a usually soluble substance for staining or coloring e.g. fabrics or hair)

Sense 6
amobarbital sodium, blue, blue angel, blue devil, Amytal -- (the sodium salt of amobarbital that is used as a barbiturate; used as a sedative and a hypnotic)
       => amobarbital -- (a barbiturate with sedative and hypnotic effects; used to relieve insomnia and as an anticonvulsant)

Sense 7
blue -- (any of numerous small butterflies of the family Lycaenidae)
       => lycaenid, lycaenid butterfly -- (any of various butterflies of the family Lycaenidae)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb blue

1 sense of blue

Sense 1
blue -- (turn blue)
       => discolor, discolour, colour, color -- (change color, often in an undesired manner; "The shirts discolored")

Antonyms of adj blue

8 senses of blue

Sense 1
blue, bluish, blueish -- (of the color intermediate between green and violet; having a color similar to that of a clear unclouded sky; "October's bright blue weather"- Helen Hunt Jackson; "a blue flame"; "blue haze of tobacco smoke")

INDIRECT (VIA chromatic) -> achromatic, neutral -- (having no hue; "neutral colors like black or white")

Sense 2
blue -- (used to signify the Union forces in the American Civil War (who wore blue uniforms); "a ragged blue line")

INDIRECT (VIA northern) -> southern -- (in or characteristic of a region of the United States south of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line; "southern hospitality"; "southern cooking"; "southern plantations")

Sense 3
gloomy, grim, blue, depressed, dispirited, down (predicate), downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, low, low-spirited -- (filled with melancholy and despondency ; "gloomy at the thought of what he had to face"; "gloomy predictions"; "a gloomy silence"; "took a grim view of the economy"; "the darkening mood"; "lonely and blue in a strange city"; "depressed by the loss of his job"; "a dispirited and resigned expression on her face"; "downcast after his defeat"; "feeling discouraged and downhearted")

INDIRECT (VIA dejected) -> elated -- (exultantly proud and joyful; in high spirits; "the elated winner"; "felt elated and excited")

Sense 4
blasphemous, blue, profane -- (characterized by profanity or cursing; "foul-mouthed and blasphemous"; "blue language"; "profane words")

INDIRECT (VIA dirty) -> clean, unobjectionable -- ((of behavior or especially language) free from objectionable elements; fit for all observers; "good clean fun"; "a clean joke")

Sense 5
blue, gamy, gamey, juicy, naughty, racy, risque, spicy -- (suggestive of sexual impropriety; "a blue movie"; "blue jokes"; "he skips asterisks and gives you the gamy details"; "a juicy scandal"; "a naughty wink"; "naughty words"; "racy anecdotes"; "a risque story"; "spicy gossip")

INDIRECT (VIA sexy) -> unsexy -- (not sexually aroused or arousing)

Sense 6
aristocratic, aristocratical, blue, blue-blooded, gentle, patrician -- (belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy; "an aristocratic family"; "aristocratic Bostonians"; "aristocratic government"; "a blue family"; "blue blood"; "the blue-blooded aristocracy"; "of gentle blood"; "patrician landholders of the American South"; "aristocratic bearing"; "aristocratic features"; "patrician tastes")

INDIRECT (VIA noble) -> lowborn -- (of humble birth or origins; "a topsy-turvy society of lowborn rich and blue-blooded poor")

Sense 7
blue (prenominal), puritanic, puritanical -- (morally rigorous and strict; "the puritan work ethic"; "puritanic distaste for alcohol"; "she was anything but puritanical in her behavior")

INDIRECT (VIA nonindulgent) -> indulgent -- (characterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone ; "indulgent grandparents")

Sense 8
blue, dark, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, gloomy, grim, sorry, drab, drear, dreary -- (causing dejection; "a blue day"; "the dark days of the war"; "a week of rainy depressing weather"; "a disconsolate winter landscape"; "the first dismal dispiriting days of November"; "a dark gloomy day"; "grim rainy weather")

INDIRECT (VIA depressing) -> cheerful -- (being full of or promoting cheer; having or showing good spirits; "her cheerful nature"; "a cheerful greeting"; "a cheerful room"; "as cheerful as anyone confined to a hospital bed could be")

Similarity of adj blue

8 senses of blue

Sense 1
blue, bluish, blueish -- (of the color intermediate between green and violet; having a color similar to that of a clear unclouded sky; "October's bright blue weather"- Helen Hunt Jackson; "a blue flame"; "blue haze of tobacco smoke")
       => chromatic (vs. achromatic) -- (being or having or characterized by hue)

Sense 2
blue -- (used to signify the Union forces in the American Civil War (who wore blue uniforms); "a ragged blue line")
       => northern (vs. southern) -- (in or characteristic of a region of the United States north of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line; "Northern liberals"; "northern industry"; "northern cities")

Sense 3
gloomy, grim, blue, depressed, dispirited, down (predicate), downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, low, low-spirited -- (filled with melancholy and despondency ; "gloomy at the thought of what he had to face"; "gloomy predictions"; "a gloomy silence"; "took a grim view of the economy"; "the darkening mood"; "lonely and blue in a strange city"; "depressed by the loss of his job"; "a dispirited and resigned expression on her face"; "downcast after his defeat"; "feeling discouraged and downhearted")
       => dejected (vs. elated) -- (affected or marked by low spirits; "is dejected but trying to look cheerful")

Sense 4
blasphemous, blue, profane -- (characterized by profanity or cursing; "foul-mouthed and blasphemous"; "blue language"; "profane words")
       => dirty (vs. clean) -- ((of behavior or especially language) characterized by obscenity or indecency; "dirty words"; "a dirty old man"; "dirty books and movies"; "boys telling dirty jokes"; "has a dirty mouth")

Sense 5
blue, gamy, gamey, juicy, naughty, racy, risque, spicy -- (suggestive of sexual impropriety; "a blue movie"; "blue jokes"; "he skips asterisks and gives you the gamy details"; "a juicy scandal"; "a naughty wink"; "naughty words"; "racy anecdotes"; "a risque story"; "spicy gossip")
       => sexy (vs. unsexy) -- (marked by or tending to arouse sexual desire or interest; "feeling sexy"; "sexy clothes"; "sexy poses"; "a sexy book"; "sexy jokes")

Sense 6
aristocratic, aristocratical, blue, blue-blooded, gentle, patrician -- (belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy; "an aristocratic family"; "aristocratic Bostonians"; "aristocratic government"; "a blue family"; "blue blood"; "the blue-blooded aristocracy"; "of gentle blood"; "patrician landholders of the American South"; "aristocratic bearing"; "aristocratic features"; "patrician tastes")
       => noble (vs. lowborn) -- (of or belonging to or constituting the hereditary aristocracy especially as derived from feudal times; "of noble birth")

Sense 7
blue (prenominal), puritanic, puritanical -- (morally rigorous and strict; "the puritan work ethic"; "puritanic distaste for alcohol"; "she was anything but puritanical in her behavior")
       => nonindulgent (vs. indulgent), strict -- (characterized by strictness, severity, or restraint)

Sense 8
blue, dark, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, gloomy, grim, sorry, drab, drear, dreary -- (causing dejection; "a blue day"; "the dark days of the war"; "a week of rainy depressing weather"; "a disconsolate winter landscape"; "the first dismal dispiriting days of November"; "a dark gloomy day"; "grim rainy weather")
       => depressing (vs. cheerful), cheerless, uncheerful -- (causing sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy; "the economic outlook is depressing"; "something cheerless about the room"; "a moody and uncheerful person"; "an uncheerful place")

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