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

2 senses of purple

Sense 1
purple, purpleness -- (a purple color or pigment)
       => chromatic color, chromatic colour, spectral color, spectral colour -- (a color that has hue)

Sense 2
purple -- (of imperial status; "he was born to the purple")
       => nobility, noblesse -- (the state of being of noble birth)

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

2 senses of purple

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

Sense 2
purple, empurple, purpurate -- (color purple)
       => 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")

Antonyms of adj purple

3 senses of purple

Sense 1
purple, violet, purplish -- (of a color intermediate between red and blue)

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

Sense 2
empurpled, over-embellished, purple -- (excessively elaborate or showily expressed; "a writer of empurpled literature"; "many purple passages"; "an over-embellished story of the fish that got away")

INDIRECT (VIA rhetorical) -> unrhetorical -- (not rhetorical)

Sense 3
imperial, majestic, purple, regal, royal -- (belonging to or befitting a supreme ruler; "golden age of imperial splendor"; "purple tyrant"; "regal attire"; "treated with royal acclaim"; "the royal carriage of a stag's head")

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

Similarity of adj purple

3 senses of purple

Sense 1
purple, violet, purplish -- (of a color intermediate between red and blue)
       => chromatic (vs. achromatic) -- (being or having or characterized by hue)

Sense 2
empurpled, over-embellished, purple -- (excessively elaborate or showily expressed; "a writer of empurpled literature"; "many purple passages"; "an over-embellished story of the fish that got away")
       => rhetorical (vs. unrhetorical) -- (given to rhetoric, emphasizing style at the expense of thought; "mere rhetorical frippery")

Sense 3
imperial, majestic, purple, regal, royal -- (belonging to or befitting a supreme ruler; "golden age of imperial splendor"; "purple tyrant"; "regal attire"; "treated with royal acclaim"; "the royal carriage of a stag's head")
       => noble (vs. lowborn) -- (of or belonging to or constituting the hereditary aristocracy especially as derived from feudal times; "of noble birth")

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