from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Full of color; abounding in colors: colorful leaves in the fall.
  • adj. Characterized by rich variety; vividly distinctive: colorful language.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

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

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


color +‎ -ful (Wiktionary)



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