1. having striking color (Freq. 6)

colorful autumn leaves

Syn: ↑colourful
Ant: ↑colorless
Similar to:
ablaze, ↑bright, ↑brilliant, ↑vivid, ↑changeable, ↑chatoyant, ↑iridescent, ↑shot, ↑deep, ↑rich, ↑fluorescent, ↑prismatic, ↑psychedelic, ↑shrill, ↑vibrant
See Also: ↑chromatic
Attrubites: ↑color, ↑colour, ↑vividness
2. striking in variety and interest (Freq. 3)

a colorful period of history


a colorful character


colorful language

Syn: ↑colourful
Ant: ↑colourless (for: ↑colourful), ↑colorless
Similar to:
brave, ↑braw, ↑gay, ↑flashy, ↑gaudy, ↑jazzy, ↑showy, ↑sporty, ↑many-sided, ↑noisy, ↑picturesque
3. having color or a certain color; sometimes used in combination

colored crepe paper


the film was in color


amber-colored heads of grain

Syn: ↑colored, ↑coloured
Ant: ↑uncolored (for: ↑colored)
Similar to:
crimson, ↑red, ↑reddened, ↑red-faced, ↑flushed, ↑bay, ↑bicolor, ↑bicolour, ↑bicolored, ↑bicoloured, ↑bichrome, ↑dichromatic, ↑black, ↑blackened, ↑blue-flowered, ↑brightly-colored, ↑brightly-coloured, ↑buff-colored, ↑buff-coloured, ↑chestnut-colored, ↑chestnut-coloured, ↑chocolate-colored, ↑chocolate-coloured, ↑cinnamon colored, ↑cinnamon coloured, ↑cinnamon-colored, ↑cinnamon-coloured, ↑cinnamon-red, ↑cream-colored, ↑creamy-colored, ↑creamy-white, ↑dark-colored, ↑dark-coloured, ↑dusky-colored, ↑dusky-coloured, ↑dun-colored, ↑dun-coloured, ↑fawn-colored, ↑fawn-coloured, ↑flame-colored, ↑flame-coloured, ↑flesh-colored, ↑flesh-coloured, ↑garnet-colored, ↑garnet-coloured, ↑ginger, ↑gingery, ↑gold-colored, ↑gold-coloured, ↑honey-colored, ↑honey-coloured, ↑indigo, ↑lead-colored, ↑lead-coloured, ↑liver-colored, ↑liver, ↑metal-colored, ↑metal-coloured, ↑metallic-colored, ↑metallic-coloured, ↑monochromatic, ↑monochrome, ↑monochromic, ↑monochromous, ↑motley, ↑calico, ↑multicolor, ↑multi-color, ↑multicolour, ↑multi-colour, ↑multicolored, ↑multi-colored, ↑multicoloured, ↑multi-coloured, ↑painted, ↑particolored, ↑particoloured, ↑piebald, ↑pied, ↑varicolored, ↑varicoloured, ↑neutral-colored, ↑neutral-coloured, ↑olive-colored, ↑olive-coloured, ↑orange-colored, ↑orange-coloured, ↑orange-hued, ↑orange-flowered, ↑pale-colored, ↑pale-hued, ↑pastel-colored, ↑peach-colored, ↑polychromatic, ↑polychrome, ↑polychromic, ↑purple-flowered, ↑red-flowered, ↑roan, ↑rose-colored, ↑rosy-colored, ↑rust-colored, ↑silver-colored, ↑straw-colored, ↑straw-coloured, ↑tawny-colored, ↑tawny-coloured, ↑trichromatic, ↑trichrome, ↑tricolor, ↑violet-colored, ↑violet-coloured, ↑violet-flowered, ↑violet-purple
Attrubites: ↑color, ↑colour, ↑coloring, ↑colouring

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • colorful — adj. 1. having striking color. Opposite of {colorless}. Note: [Narrower terms: {changeable, chatoyant, iridescent, shot}; {deep, rich}; {flaming}; {fluorescent, glowing}; {prismatic}; {psychedelic}; {red, ruddy, flushed, empurpled}] Syn:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • colorful — [adj1] brilliant, intensely hued bright, chromatic, flashy, florid, gaudy, gay, hued, intense, jazzy, kaleidoscopic, loud, motley, multicolored, picturesque, prismatic, psychedelic, rich, showy, splashy, variegated, vibrant, vivid; concepts… …   New thesaurus

  • colorful — 1889, in figurative sense of interesting, from COLOR (Cf. color) + FUL (Cf. ful) …   Etymology dictionary

  • colorful — (Amer.) color·ful || kÊŒlÉ™fÊŠl adj. full of color, multicolored; not predictable, not regular; picturesque; exciting and interesting; characterized by profane words or curses (also colourful) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • colorful — [kul′ər fəl] adj. 1. full of color or of vivid colors 2. full of interest or variety; vivid colorfully adv. colorfulness n …   English World dictionary

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  • colorful — col|or|ful [ kʌlərfl ] adjective * 1. ) something that is colorful has bright colors or a lot of different colors: a colorful carpet 2. ) interesting, exciting, and sometimes funny: colorful characters 3. ) colorful language is rude or uses… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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