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  • adj. Possessing prominent and varied colours.
  • 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. same as colorful.

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

  • adj. striking in variety and interest
  • adj. having striking color


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  • I make something similar (with walnuts, without chocolate) in colourful bun-cases for the children.

    Banana bread-cake

  • The most theatre I get to involves a group in colourful skivvies or fairy costumes or dog costumes.

    Express Theatre « Write Anything

  • The Prime Minister made the announcement after a roundtable discussion with Niagara Region parents about fruit and candy flavoured cigarillos sold in colourful and slick packages, some priced less than a toonie.

    Matthew Yglesias » By Request: Smoking

  • If I close my eyes, I can still see them, the books of my childhood, ranged in colourful rows on the shelves of memory.

    Writer Unboxed » 2009 » March

  • Then they made another stop at the tavern called "Het Briesende Ros" (work like a horse by day, be a stag by night!) where the young and handsome Fabi was chased by men in colourful tight pants.

    D&D last night

  • As sender of rain, he is depicted in colourful detail with torrents of water pouring out of his mouth (Dresden 74).

    Mesoamerican Religion: Symbolism of the Gods Part One

  • Certainly such claims can be disguised in colourful language, such as the idea that Muslims do not protest against radicalism enough, or that Muslims are complicit in terrorism, but in a very short period of time we have witnessed the open pronouncement that the common Muslim is nothing but an illiterate and scheming sympathizer of Global Islamic Jihad.

    The Desecretion Of The Koran Is Not A Good Thing For Europe « Unambiguously Ambidextrous

  • This beer is widely known because of its emblem of a smiling dodo, and the creole slogan La dodo lé la (The Dodo is here!), both displayed in colourful wall paintings on shops, snacks etc. selling the beer.

    Bière Bourbon – La Dodo

  • Slightly less colourful is the X01NK (aka Nokia E61), which is sadly only available in jewel-free silver.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • They specialise in colourful “protests” on various topics.

    Smart Mobs » Blog Archive » Not so sinful cells?


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