colorless

[kuhl-er-lis]
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:
1350–1400; Middle English; see color, -less

colorlessly, adverb
colorlessness, noun


3. unexciting, dreary, drab, lackluster.
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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

colorless
late 14c., from color + -less. Fig. sense of "lacking vividness" is recorded from 1861.
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Example sentences
Typically people think about diamonds, of course, as being colorless.
In the first case the word is used in a colorless idiomatic sense, while in the
  second it is the verb in its full meaning.
He has colorless eyes, fixed earnestly, and a face almost as pale as the
  clerical bands beneath his somewhat receding chin.
He was far from being a colorless and characterless compiler.
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