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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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  • The sea looked gloomy and colourless, and there were no waves.

    My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
  • He swore in a colourless sort of way, and picked the photograph up.

    Howards End E. M. Forster
  • His face was colourless, almost fierce; his forehead was deathly white.

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • Her clear, colourless, unflinching glance enveloped us both critically.

    Chance Joseph Conrad
  • Lady Sarah knew that her own life was colourless, and was contented.

    Is He Popenjoy?

    Anthony Trollope
  • When to-day is colourless, where can one live except in the future?

    The Paliser case Edgar Saltus
  • So much for the colourless cells in the blood of the normal adult.

    Histology of the Blood Paul Ehrlich
  • “It is best to believe it,” said her mother quietly, but in a colourless voice.

    Adam Johnstone's Son

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

    Grandmother Dear

    Mrs. Molesworth
  • Or the stings, and minute, colourless blossoming of the nettle?

    Proserpina, Volume 1 John Ruskin

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