(Adjectives). Opaque, turbid, thick, muddy, opacous, obfuscated, fuliginous, cloudy, hazy, misty, foggy, impervious to light.

  • Semitransparency, opalescence, gauze, milkiness.
  • (Adjectives). Semitransparent, opalescent, gauzy, pearly, milky.


  • Colour (Substantives), hue, tint, tinge, dye, complexion, shade, spectrum, tincture, blazonry, cast, livery, coloration, glow, flush, tone, key.
  • Pure or positive colour: primary colour.

    Broken colour: secondary, tertiary colour.

    Science of colour: Chromatics.

    A pigment, colouring matter, paint, dye, wash, stain, distemper, mordant.

    (Verbs). To colour, dye, tinge, stain, tinct, tincture, paint, wash, illuminate, blazon, emblazon, bedizen, imbue, distemper.

    (Adjectives). Coloured, colorific, chromatic, prismatic, full-coloured, lush, dyed; tinctorial.

    Bright, vivid, florid, fresh, high - coloured, unfaded, gay, showy, gaudy, garish, flaunting, vivid, gorgeous, glaring, flaring, flashy, raw, intense, double-dyed, loud, noisy.

    Mellow, harmonious, pearly.

  • Absence of colour.
  • Achromatism (Substantives), decoloration, discoloration, paleness, pallidity, pallidness, etiolation, anèmia, chlorosis, albinism, neutral tint, colourlessness.

    A spot, blot, etc. 848.

    (Verbs). To lose colour, to fade, fly, become colourless.

    To deprive of colour, discolour, bleach, tarnish, decolour, decolorate, decolorise, achromatise.

    (Adjectives). Colourless, uncoloured, untinged, untinctured, achromatic, aplanatic, hueless, undyed, pale, pallid, pale-faced, pasty, etiolated, anèmic, chlorotic, faint, faded, dull, cold, muddy, wan, sallow, dead, dingy, ashy, ashen, cadaverous, glassy, lack-lustre, tarnished, bleached, discoloured, mat.

    (Phrases). Pale as death, as ashes, as a witch, as a ghost, as a corpse.

  • Whiteness (Substantives), milkiness, hoariness.
  • Etiolation.

    Snow, paper, chalk, milk, lily, sheet, ivory, silver, alabaster.

    (Verbs). To be white, etc.

    To render white, whiten, bleach, whitewash, blanch, etiolate.

    (Adjectives). White, milk-white, snow-white, cream-coloured, chalky, hoary, hoar, silvery, argent, pearly, fair, blonde, etiolated, albescent.

    (Phrases). White as the driven snow; white as a sheet.

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