Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Full of color; abounding in colors.
  • adjective Characterized by rich variety; vividly distinctive.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective having striking color. Opposite of colorless.
  • adjective striking in variety and interest. Opposite of colorless or dull.
  • adjective having color or a certain color; not black, white or grey. Opposite of colorless and monochrome.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Possessing prominent and varied colors.
  • adjective Interesting, multifaceted, energetic, distinctive.
  • adjective euphemistic Profane, obscene, offensive (usually in the phrase colourful language).

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

  • adjective striking in variety and interest
  • adjective having striking color
  • adjective having color or a certain color; sometimes used in combination

Etymologies

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color +‎ -ful

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