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

6 senses of colour

Sense 1
color, colour -- (modify or bias; "His political ideas color his lectures")
       => influence, act upon, work -- (have and exert influence or effect; "The artist's work influenced the young painter"; "She worked on her friends to support the political candidate")

Sense 2
color, colour, emblazon -- (decorate with colors; "color the walls with paint in warm tones")
       => decorate, adorn, grace, ornament, embellish, beautify -- (make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.; "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day")

Sense 3
color, colour, gloss -- (give a deceptive explanation or excuse for; "color a lie")
       => apologize, apologise, excuse, justify, rationalize, rationalise -- (defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning; "rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior"; "he rationalized his lack of success")

Sense 4
tinge, color, colour, distort -- (affect as in thought or feeling; "My personal feelings color my judgment in this case"; "The sadness tinged his life")
       => affect, impact, bear upon, bear on, touch on, touch -- (have an effect upon; "Will the new rules affect me?")

Sense 5
color, colorize, colorise, colourise, colourize, colour, color in, colour in -- (add color to; "The child colored the drawings"; "Fall colored the trees"; "colorize black and white film")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 6
discolor, discolour, colour, color -- (change color, often in an undesired manner; "The shirts discolored")
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

Antonyms of adj coloured

4 senses of coloured

Sense 1
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")


Sense 2
biased, colored, coloured, one-sided, slanted -- (favoring one person or side over another; "a biased account of the trial"; "a decision that was partial to the defendant")

INDIRECT (VIA partial) -> impartial -- (showing lack of favoritism; "the cold neutrality of an impartial judge")

Sense 3
bleached, colored, coloured, dyed -- ((used of color) artificially produced; not natural; "a bleached blonde")

INDIRECT (VIA artificial) -> natural -- (existing in or produced by nature; not artificial or imitation; "a natural pearl"; "natural gas"; "natural silk"; "natural blonde hair"; "a natural sweetener"; "natural fertilizers")

Sense 4
colored, coloured, dark, dark-skinned, non-white -- (having skin rich in melanin pigments; "National Association for the Advancement of Colored People"; "dark-skinned peoples")

INDIRECT (VIA black) -> white -- (of or belonging to a racial group having light skin coloration; "voting patterns within the white population")

Similarity of adj coloured

4 senses of coloured

Sense 1
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)

Sense 2
biased, colored, coloured, one-sided, slanted -- (favoring one person or side over another; "a biased account of the trial"; "a decision that was partial to the defendant")
       => partial (vs. impartial) -- (showing favoritism)

Sense 3
bleached, colored, coloured, dyed -- ((used of color) artificially produced; not natural; "a bleached blonde")
       => artificial (vs. natural), unreal -- (contrived by art rather than nature; "artificial flowers"; "artificial flavoring"; "an artificial diamond"; "artificial fibers"; "artificial sweeteners")

Sense 4
colored, coloured, dark, dark-skinned, non-white -- (having skin rich in melanin pigments; "National Association for the Advancement of Colored People"; "dark-skinned peoples")
       => black (vs. white) -- (of or belonging to a racial group having dark skin especially of sub-Saharan African origin; "a great people--a black people--...injected new meaning and dignity into the veins of civilization"- Martin Luther King Jr.)

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