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colorless

[kuhl-er-lis] /ˈkʌl ər lɪs/
adjective
1.
without color:
Pure water is colorless.
2.
pallid; dull in color:
a colorless complexion.
3.
lacking vividness or distinctive character; dull; insipid:
a colorless description of the parade.
4.
unbiased; neutral.
Origin of colorless
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see color, -less
Related forms
colorlessly, adverb
colorlessness, noun
Synonyms
3. unexciting, dreary, drab, lackluster.
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Word Origin and History for colorless
adj.

late 14c., from color (n.) + -less. Figurative sense of "lacking vividness" is recorded from 1861. Related: Colorlessness.

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