Definitions

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  • adj. Without hue; colourless.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Destitute of color.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Destitute of hue or color.

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

  • adj. of something totally lacking in saturation and therefore having no hue

Etymologies

hue +‎ -less (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The lips opened to smile, the teeth were faultless; an effect was produced, if a cold one -- the colder for the unparticipating northern eyes; eyes of that half cloud and blue, which make a kind of hueless grey, and are chiefly striking in an authoritative stage.

    Diana of the Crossways — Volume 1

  • She was fastening into her girdle a hueless and scentless nosegay, when Henry Sympson called to her as he came limping from the house.

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • Nor did he speak or bother to come to the window when later they crossed a wide, hueless bend of the Yangtze River and pulled into the city of Chongqing.

    Heaven Lake

  • Dew spread the only brightness hi a hueless half-light.

    The Boat of a Million Years

  • No shape, no colour, no grandeur of mass: all is for a Soul, something whose beauty rests upon no colour, for the moral wisdom the Soul enshrines and all the other hueless splendour of the virtues.

    The Six Enneads.

  • Like the wind, which is hueless, catching hues from surrounding objects and making its own hueless progenitor look as if it has hues, Jiva also, though in reality stainless, catches stains from Ignorance and Acts and makes his own progenitor, the stainless and immutable Chit, display stains of every kind.

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 3 Books 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12

  • Randal was a year older than Lenny, but he was not so tall nor so strong, nor even so active; and after the first blind rush, when the two boys paused, and drew back to breathe, Lenny, eyeing the slight form and hueless cheek of his opponent, and seeing blood trickling from Randal's lip, was seized with an instantaneous and generous remorse.

    The International Magazine, Volume 2, No. 3, February, 1851

  • Bluebell's voice, her hueless face, and the hopeless look in eyes he remembered so beaming, and for the moment heartily wished he had never seen her.

    Bluebell A Novel

  • The peculiar grass of Hili-li, probably not indigenous yet certainly different in form from any other grass, is very tender and very luxuriant, but, even in their summer months, has a pale, almost hueless though luminous green; whilst in winter it is almost white.

    A Strange Discovery

  • Many flowers bloom in the winter, but they differ one from another only in form and in odor -- they are all quite hueless.

    A Strange Discovery

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