Antonyms of adj colorful

3 senses of colorful

Sense 1
colorful (vs. colorless), colourful -- (having striking color; "colorful autumn leaves")

colorless (vs. colorful), colourless -- (weak in color; not colorful)
        => ashen, blanched, bloodless, livid, white -- (anemic looking from illness or emotion; "a face turned ashen"; "the invalid's blanched cheeks"; "tried to speak with bloodless lips"; "a face livid with shock"; "lips...livid with the hue of death"- Mary W. Shelley; "lips white with terror"; "a face white with rage")
        => bleached, faded, washed-out, washy -- (having lost freshness or brilliance of color; "sun-bleached deck chairs"; "faded jeans"; "a very pale washed-out blue"; "washy colors")
        => drab, sober, somber, sombre -- (lacking brightness or color; dull; "drab faded curtains"; "sober Puritan grey"; "children in somber brown clothes")
        => dulled, greyed -- (deprived of color; "colors dulled by too much sun"; "greyed with the dust of the road")
        => etiolate, etiolated, blanched -- ((especially of plants) developed without chlorophyll by being deprived of light; "etiolated celery")
        => lurid -- (ghastly pale; "moonlight gave the statue a lurid luminence")
        => pale, pallid, wan -- (abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or emotional distress; "the pallid face of the invalid"; "her wan face suddenly flushed")
        => pasty, pastelike -- (resembling paste in color; pallid; "he looked pasty and red-eyed"; "a complexion that had been pastelike was now chalky white")
        => prefaded -- ((of fabric or clothing) having been given a faded (weathered) appearance by artificial means)
        => waxen, waxlike, waxy -- (having the paleness of wax; "the poor face with the same awful waxen pallor"- Bram Stoker; "the soldier turned his waxlike features toward him"; "a thin face with a waxy paleness")
        => white, whitened -- ((of hair) having lost its color; "the white hairs of old age")

Sense 2
colorful (vs. colorless), colourful (vs. colourless) -- (striking in variety and interest; "a colorful period of history"; "a colorful character"; "colorful language")

colorless (vs. colorful), colourless (vs. colourful) -- (lacking in variety and interest; "a colorless and unimaginative person"; "a colorless description of the parade")
        => neutral -- (lacking distinguishing quality or characteristics; "a neutral personality that made no impression whatever")
        => pale, pallid -- (lacking in vitality or interest or effectiveness; "a pale rendition of the aria"; "pale prose with the faint sweetness of lavender"; "a pallid performance")

Sense 3
colored (vs. uncolored), coloured, colorful -- (having color or a certain color; sometimes used in combination; "colored crepe paper"; "the film was in color"; "amber-colored heads of grain")


Similarity of adj colorful

3 senses of colorful

Sense 1
colorful (vs. colorless), colourful -- (having striking color; "colorful autumn leaves")
       => ablaze -- (resembling flame in brilliance or color; "maple trees ablaze in autumn")
       => bright, brilliant, vivid -- (having striking color; "bright dress"; "brilliant tapestries"; "a bird with vivid plumage")
       => changeable, chatoyant, iridescent, shot -- (varying in color when seen in different lights or from different angles; "changeable taffeta"; "chatoyant (or shot) silk"; "a dragonfly hovered, vibrating and iridescent")
       => deep, rich -- (strong; intense; "deep purple"; "a rich red")
       => fluorescent -- (brilliantly colored and apparently giving off light; "fluorescent colors")
       => prismatic -- (exhibiting spectral colors formed by refraction of light through a prism; "prismatic light")
       => psychedelic -- (having the vivid colors and bizarre patterns associated with psychedelic states; "a psychedelic painting")
       => shrill -- (of colors that are bright and gaudy; "a shrill turquoise")
       => vibrant -- (of colors that are bright and striking)
          Also See-> chromatic#3

Sense 2
colorful (vs. colorless), colourful (vs. colourless) -- (striking in variety and interest; "a colorful period of history"; "a colorful character"; "colorful language")
       => brave, braw, gay -- (brightly colored and showy; "girls decked out in brave new dresses"; "brave banners flying"; "`braw' is a Scottish word"; "a dress a bit too gay for her years"; "birds with gay plumage")
       => flashy, gaudy, jazzy, showy, sporty -- ((used especially of clothes) marked by conspicuous display)
       => many-sided -- (full of variety or interest; "a many-sided personality")
       => noisy -- (attracting attention by showiness or bright colors; "a noisy sweater")
       => picturesque -- (strikingly expressive; "a picturesque description of the rainforest")

Sense 3
colored (vs. uncolored), coloured, colorful -- (having color or a certain color; sometimes used in combination; "colored crepe paper"; "the film was in color"; "amber-colored heads of grain")
       => crimson, red, reddened, red-faced, flushed -- ((especially of the face) reddened or suffused with or as if with blood from emotion or exertion; "crimson with fury"; "turned red from exertion"; "with puffy reddened eyes"; "red-faced and violent"; "flushed (or crimson) with embarrassment")
       => bay -- ((used of animals especially a horse) of a moderate reddish-brown color)
       => bicolor, bicolour, bicolored, bicoloured, bichrome, dichromatic -- (having two colors; "a bicolor flower"; "a bicolored postage stamp")
       => black, blackened -- ((of the face) made black especially as with suffused blood; "a face black with fury")
       => blue-flowered -- (having blue flowers)
       => brightly-colored, brightly-coloured -- (having a bright color)
       => buff-colored, buff-coloured -- (having a buff color)
       => chestnut-colored, chestnut-coloured -- (having the brown color of chestnuts)
       => chocolate-colored, chocolate-coloured -- (having the color of dark chocolate)
       => cinnamon colored, cinnamon coloured, cinnamon-colored, cinnamon-coloured -- (having the color of cinnamon)
       => cinnamon-red -- (red tinged with cinnamon)
       => cream-colored, creamy-colored, creamy-white -- (having the color of fresh cream)
       => dark-colored, dark-coloured, dusky-colored, dusky-coloured -- (having a dark color)
       => dun-colored, dun-coloured -- (having a dun color)
       => fawn-colored, fawn-coloured -- (having the color of a fawn)
       => flame-colored, flame-coloured -- (having the brilliant orange-red color of flames)
       => flesh-colored, flesh-coloured -- (having a bright red or pinkish color)
       => garnet-colored, garnet-coloured -- (having the color of garnet)
       => ginger, gingery -- ((used especially of hair or fur) having a bright orange-brown color; "a man with gingery hair and bright blue eyes"; "a ginger kitten")
       => gold-colored, gold-coloured -- (having the color of gold)
       => honey-colored, honey-coloured -- (having the color of honey)
       => indigo -- (having a color between blue and violet; "indigo flowers")
       => lead-colored, lead-coloured -- (having the color of lead)
       => liver-colored, liver -- (having a reddish-brown color)
       => metal-colored, metal-coloured, metallic-colored, metallic-coloured -- (having a metallic color)
       => monochromatic, monochrome, monochromic, monochromous -- (having or appearing to have only one color)
       => motley, calico, multicolor, multi-color, multicolour, multi-colour, multicolored, multi-colored, multicoloured, multi-coloured, painted, particolored, particoloured, piebald, pied, varicolored, varicoloured -- (having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly; "a jester dressed in motley"; "the painted desert"; "a particolored dress"; "a piebald horse"; "pied daisies")
       => neutral-colored, neutral-coloured -- (having a color that does not attract attention)
       => olive-colored, olive-coloured -- (having the color of green olives)
       => orange-colored, orange-coloured, orange-hued -- (having the color of ripe oranges)
       => orange-flowered -- (having orange flowers)
       => pale-colored, pale-hued -- (having a pale color)
       => pastel-colored -- (having pale delicate colors)
       => peach-colored -- (having the color of a ripe peach)
       => polychromatic, polychrome, polychromic -- (having or exhibiting many colors)
       => purple-flowered -- (having purple flowers)
       => red-flowered -- (having red flowers)
       => roan -- ((used of especially horses) having a brownish coat thickly sprinkled with white or grey; "a roan horse")
       => rose-colored, rosy-colored -- (having a rose color)
       => rust-colored -- (having the brown color of rust)
       => silver-colored -- (having the color of polished silver)
       => straw-colored, straw-coloured -- (having the color of dry straw)
       => tawny-colored, tawny-coloured -- (having a tawny color)
       => trichromatic, trichrome, tricolor -- (having or involving three colors; "trichromatic vision"; "a trichromatic printing process"; "trichromatic staining is the staining of tissue samples differentially in three colors"; "tricolor plumage"; "a tricolor process in photography")
       => violet-colored, violet-coloured, violet-flowered -- (having a violet color)
       => violet-purple -- (light violet and dark purple)

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