capable of being coloured
appearing to be true; plausible: a colourable excuse
pretended; feigned: colourable affection
- colourability or colourableness, noun
- colourably, adverb
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How to use colourable in a sentence
To give a colourable aspect to their hypothesis, the witnesses affirm that Lévi was a high-grade Mason.Devil-Worship in France | Arthur Edward Waite
It rather looks as if the two were not genuine oleographs but only colourable imitations.
Now, we all know how many colourable claims of right are created by prescription.
But it is quite useless to look for any colourable pretext for German remorselessness in this matter.A Noble Woman | Ernest Protheroe
All of them show the basest ingratitude under a colourable cloak of human excuse.William Shakespeare | John Masefield