- capable of being colored.
- seemingly valid, true, or genuine; plausible.
- pretended; deceptive.
Origin of colorable
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Examples from the Web for colorable
He intended to play just enough to give a colorable reason for his presence.Steve Yeager
William MacLeod Raine
Now Myra and Mr. Lawanne are definite, colorable entities to me.The Hidden Places
Bertrand W. Sinclair
Yet they could not dare to exercise this power except for a cause which was at least colorable in each case.Abraham Lincoln, Vol. II
John T. Morse
Then she began to seek some colorable ground for what she had heard as she went past the screen behind which he had been working.The Emperor, Complete
The enclosed paper, No. 9, is the only colorable evidence of this which has come to my knowledge.The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Vol. I (of 9)