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

1 sense of pastel

Sense 1
pastel -- (any of various pale or light colors)
       => chromatic color, chromatic colour, spectral color, spectral colour -- (a color that has hue)

Antonyms of adj pastel

2 senses of pastel

Sense 1
pastel -- (lacking in body or vigor; "faded pastel charms of the naive music")

INDIRECT (VIA delicate) -> rugged -- (sturdy and strong in constitution or construction; enduring; "with a house full of boys you have to have rugged furniture")

Sense 2
pastel -- (delicate and pale in color; "pastel pink")

INDIRECT (VIA light) -> dark -- ((used of color) having a dark hue; "dark green"; "dark glasses"; "dark colors like wine red or navy blue")

Similarity of adj pastel

2 senses of pastel

Sense 1
pastel -- (lacking in body or vigor; "faded pastel charms of the naive music")
       => delicate (vs. rugged) -- (exquisitely fine and subtle and pleasing; susceptible to injury; "a delicate violin passage"; "delicate china"; "a delicate flavor"; "the delicate wing of a butterfly")

Sense 2
pastel -- (delicate and pale in color; "pastel pink")
       => light (vs. dark), light-colored -- ((used of color) having a relatively small amount of coloring agent; "light blue"; "light colors such as pastels"; "a light-colored powder")

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