[ kuhl-er-lis ]
/ ˈkʌl ər lɪs /


without color: Pure water is colorless.
pallid; dull in color: a colorless complexion.
lacking vividness or distinctive character; dull; insipid: a colorless description of the parade.
unbiased; neutral.

Origin of colorless

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at color, -less
Related formscol·or·less·ly, adverbcol·or·less·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for colorless



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper