Definitions

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  • adj. Having no, or little colour.
  • adj. water white.
  • adj. Lacking in interest or variety.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. lacking in variety and interest
  • adj. weak in color; not colorful

Etymologies

colour +‎ -less (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Some are more markedly different than others, but we have all seen a so-called colourless woman transformed into surprising loveliness when dressed by an artist's instinct.

    Woman as Decoration

  • Lastly, there is this value about the colour that men call colourless; that it suggests in some way the mixed and troubled average of existence, especially in its quality of strife and expectation and promise.

    Alarms and Discursions

  • Lastly, there is this value about the colour that men call colourless: that it suggests in some way the mixed and troubled average of existence, especially in its quality of strife and expectation and promise.

    The Bed-Book of Happiness

  • True faith is what may be called colourless, like air or water; it is but the medium through which the soul sees Christ, and the soul as little rests on it and contemplates it, as the eye can see the air.

    God's Way of Peace: A Book for the Anxious

  • Perhaps the most adequate way of putting the situation would be to image the objective mystery as a kind of colourless screen across which a coloured picture is slowly moved.

    The Complex Vision

  • Now, among the heresies that are spoken in this matter is the habit of calling a grey day a "colourless" day.

    Alarms and Discursions

  • Khush Kumar, 38, was cheered as he suggested a whip-round to send Griffin and his supporters to the "colourless" South Pole.

    Army Rumour Service

  • People used to call colourless zircons Matara diamonds, after a town there.”

    The Great California Game

  • Normal, formal, and colourless, she was what was to be expected of a loveless marriage.

    BY THE TURTLES OF TASMAN

  • Wet as was their hair, it was plainly a colourless, sandy hair.

    CHAPTER XXXV

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