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colorful

[kuhl-er-fuh l] /ˈkʌl ər fəl/
adjective
1.
abounding in color:
In their tartans, the Scots guard made a colorful array.
2.
richly eventful or picturesque:
a colorful historical period.
3.
presenting or suggesting vivid or striking scenes:
a colorful narrative.
Origin of colorful
1885-1890
1885-90; color + -ful
Related forms
colorfully, adverb
colorfulness, noun
uncolorful, adjective
Synonyms
3. vigorous, spirited, dynamic.
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adj.

1889, in figurative sense of "interesting," from color (n.) + -ful. Related: Colorfully.

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