Synonyms of colour
colour or (US) color
1 hueDictionary • The badges come in twenty different colours and shapes.
hue • The same hue will look different in different lights.
tone • Each brick also varies slightly in tone.
shade • The walls were painted in two shades of green.
tint • Its large leaves often show a delicate purple tint.
tinge • His skin had an unhealthy greyish tinge.
tincture • Her courtesy carried a tincture of disdain.
2 paintDictionary • the latest range of lip and eye colours
paint • a pot of red paint
stain • Give each surface two coats of stain.
dye • bottles of hair dye
tint • You've had a tint on your hair.
pigment • a wide range of natural pigments
3 skin colourDictionary • His colour and ethnic origins are not the issue here.
complexion • She had short brown hair and a pale complexion.
4 rosinessDictionary • There was a touch of colour in her cheeks.
glow • The moisturiser gave my face a healthy glow that lasted all day.
bloom • The skin loses its youthful bloom.
flush • There was a slight flush on his cheeks.
blush • A blush spread over Brenda's cheeks.
brilliance • the brilliance of the sun on the water
vividness • the startling vividness of colours in his surroundings
5 liveliness • The ceremony brought a touch of colour to the normally drab proceedings.
liveliness • Some may enjoy the liveliness of such as restaurant.
life • The town itself was full of life and character.
excitement • The audience was in a state of great excitement.
animation • They both spoke with animation.
zest • He has a zest for life and a quick intellect.
6 pretextDictionary • He will be retried on the charge of using excessive force under the colour of authority.
pretext • They wanted a pretext to restart the war.
appearance • They gave the appearance of being on both sides.
excuse • There is no excuse for what he did.
plea • He murdered his wife, but got off on a plea of insanity.
disguise • religion is often used as an excuse for war or a disguise for power
guise • Fascism is on the rise under the guise of conservative politics.
façade • They hid the troubles plaguing their marriage behind a façade of family togetherness.
pretence • He claimed the police beat him up under the pretence that he was resisting arrest.
semblance • They had nursed Peter back to some semblance of health.
1 flagDictionary • Troops raised the country's colours in a special ceremony.
1 tintDictionary • Saffron can be used to colour the rice yellow.
tint • Eyebrows can be tinted with the same dye.
stain • a technique biologists use to stain proteins
dye • The woman spun and dyed the wool.
2 blushDictionary • He couldn't help noticing that she coloured slightly.
blush • I blushed scarlet at my stupidity.
flush • He turned away, his face flushing.
redden • She reddened instantly.
burn • Liz's face was burning.
go as red as a beetroot
3 influenceDictionary • The attitude of parents colours the way their children behave.
influence • What you eat may influence your risk of getting cancer.
affect • Millions of people have been affected by the drought.
prejudice • I think your upbringing has prejudiced you.
distort • The media distorts reality.
pervert • officers attempting to pervert the course of justice
slant • The coverage was deliberately slanted to make the home team look good.
4 exaggerateDictionary • He wrote a highly coloured account of his childhood.
exaggerate • He tends to exaggerate the importance of his job.
embroider • He said he didn't lie, he just embroidered the truth a little.
misrepresent • The extent of the current strike is being misrepresented.
falsify • The charges against him include fraud, bribery, and falsifying business records.
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• Millions of people have been affected by the drought.
animationSomeone with animation shows liveliness in the way that they speak, look, or behave.
• They both spoke with animation.
pizzazz or pizazz (informal)
pizzazz or pizazz (informal)
• They gave the appearance of being on both sides.
Thesaurus for colour from the Collins English Thesaurus
an attribute of things that results from the light they reflect, transmit, or emit in so far as this light causes a visual sensation that depends on its wavelengths
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