colorful

[kuhl-er-fuhl]
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:
1885–90; color + -ful

colorfully, adverb
colorfulness, noun
uncolorful, adjective


3. vigorous, spirited, dynamic.
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color (ˈkʌlə)
 
n, —vb
the US spelling of colour
 
'colorable
 
adj
 
'colorer
 
n
 
'colorful
 
adj
 
'coloring
 
n
 
'colorist
 
n
 
'colorless
 
adj

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Word Origin & History

colorful
1889, in figurative sense of "interesting," from color + -ful.
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Example sentences
The calm waters and an abundance of colorful coral, tropical fish and other
  marine life make it a popular snorkeling spot.
The perception of raw aridity is belied by a surprising amount of life: insects
  and lizards, the colorful opportunists.
Life is more colorful now compared to life under the communists, where
  everything was gray and uniform.
It seems there was hardly a bold-faced name he failed to impress during his
  colorful life.
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