colourless


colourless
[[t]kʌ̱lə(r)ləs[/t]]
(in AM, use colorless)
1) ADJ Something that is colourless has no colour at all.

...a colourless, almost odourless liquid with a sharp, sweetish taste.

2) ADJ: usu v-link ADJ If someone's face is colourless, it is very pale, usually because they are frightened, shocked, or ill.

Her face was colourless, and she was shaking...

His complexion was colorless and he hadn't shaved.

3) ADJ-GRADED: usu ADJ n Colourless people or places are dull and uninteresting.

...the much more experienced but colourless General...

We hurried through the colourless little town set on the fast-flowing Nyakchu.


English dictionary. 2008.

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