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without colour
lacking in interest: a colourless individual
grey or pallid in tone or hue
without prejudice; neutral
Derived Forms
colourlessly, adverb
colourlessness, noun
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  • His school life is a weary, colourless, featureless part of his autobiography.

    The Countess of Albany Violet Paget (AKA Vernon Lee)
  • The sea looked gloomy and colourless, and there were no waves.

    My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
  • A little crimson drop sparkled like a speck of dew at one corner of her colourless mouth.

    Clarimonde Thophile Gautier
  • His face was colourless, almost fierce; his forehead was deathly white.

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • She looked at him and saw a creature dark and colourless, yet splendidly alive.

    The Creators May Sinclair
  • When to-day is colourless, where can one live except in the future?

    The Paliser case Edgar Saltus
  • It is a colourless liquid with a sweetish burning taste and an agreeable odour.

  • “It is best to believe it,” said her mother quietly, but in a colourless voice.

    Adam Johnstone's Son F. Marion Crawford
  • It is highly convenient, since it is colourless, odourless, very stable and easily mobile.

  • Instead of oil-paintings, it was hung round with colourless engravings.

    Grandmother Dear Mrs. Molesworth

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