without colour
lacking in interesta colourless individual
grey or pallid in tone or hue
without prejudice; neutral

Derived Formscolourlessly, adverbcolourlessness, noun
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Examples from the Web for colourless

Historical Examples of colourless

  • 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.


    Joseph Conrad

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

    Is He Popenjoy?

    Anthony Trollope