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

1 sense of yellow

Sense 1
yellow, yellowness -- (yellow color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of sunflowers or ripe lemons)
       => chromatic color, chromatic colour, spectral color, spectral colour -- (a color that has hue)

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

1 sense of yellow

Sense 1
yellow -- (turn yellow; "The pages of the book began to yellow")
       => discolor, discolour, colour, color -- (change color, often in an undesired manner; "The shirts discolored")

Antonyms of adj yellow

6 senses of yellow

Sense 1
yellow, yellowish, xanthous -- (of the color intermediate between green and orange in the color spectrum; of something resembling the color of an egg yolk)

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

Sense 2
chicken, chickenhearted, lily-livered, white-livered, yellow, yellow-bellied -- (easily frightened)

INDIRECT (VIA cowardly) -> brave, courageous -- (possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching; "Familiarity with danger makes a brave man braver but less daring"- Herman Melville; "a frank courageous heart...triumphed over pain"- William Wordsworth; "set a courageous example by leading them safely into and out of enemy-held territory")

Sense 3
yellow, yellowed -- (changed to a yellowish color by age; "yellowed parchment")

INDIRECT (VIA old) -> new -- (not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered; "a new law"; "new cars"; "a new comet"; "a new friend"; "a new year"; "the New World")

Sense 4
scandalmongering, sensationalistic, yellow (prenominal) -- (typical of tabloids; "sensational journalistic reportage of the scandal"; "yellow press")

INDIRECT (VIA sensational) -> unsensational -- (not of such character as to arouse intense interest, curiosity, or emotional reaction)

Sense 5
yellow -- (cowardly or treacherous; "the little yellow stain of treason"-M.W.Straight; "too yellow to stand and fight")

INDIRECT (VIA dishonorable) -> honorable, honourable -- (worthy of being honored; entitled to honor and respect; "an honorable man"; "led an honorable life"; "honorable service to his country")

Sense 6
jaundiced, icteric, yellow -- (affected by jaundice which causes yellowing of skin etc)

INDIRECT (VIA unhealthy) -> healthy -- (having or indicating good health in body or mind; free from infirmity or disease; "a rosy healthy baby"; "staying fit and healthy")

Similarity of adj yellow

6 senses of yellow

Sense 1
yellow, yellowish, xanthous -- (of the color intermediate between green and orange in the color spectrum; of something resembling the color of an egg yolk)
       => chromatic (vs. achromatic) -- (being or having or characterized by hue)

Sense 2
chicken, chickenhearted, lily-livered, white-livered, yellow, yellow-bellied -- (easily frightened)
       => cowardly (vs. brave), fearful -- (lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted; "cowardly dogs, ye will not aid me then"- P.B.Shelley)

Sense 3
yellow, yellowed -- (changed to a yellowish color by age; "yellowed parchment")
       => old (vs. new) -- (of long duration; not new; "old tradition"; "old house"; "old wine"; "old country"; "old friendships"; "old money")

Sense 4
scandalmongering, sensationalistic, yellow (prenominal) -- (typical of tabloids; "sensational journalistic reportage of the scandal"; "yellow press")
       => sensational (vs. unsensational) -- (causing intense interest, curiosity, or emotion)

Sense 5
yellow -- (cowardly or treacherous; "the little yellow stain of treason"-M.W.Straight; "too yellow to stand and fight")
       => dishonorable (vs. honorable), dishonourable -- (lacking honor or integrity; deserving dishonor; "dishonorable in thought and deed")

Sense 6
jaundiced, icteric, yellow -- (affected by jaundice which causes yellowing of skin etc)
       => unhealthy (vs. healthy) -- (not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind; "unhealthy ulcers")

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