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  • adj. superlative form of orange: most orange.


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  • VINNY GUADAGNINO: A friend of mine sent me an application asking for the orangest, muscley, spiky-haired people that go down to the Jersey shore.

    Jersey Shore: In Their Own Words

  • We rounded up the most sun-kissed, bronzed and orangest famous faces from D.C. to Hollywood to see who would be hit hard by the tanning tax.

    Tanning Tax: Which Famous Face Will Be Hit The Hardest? (PHOTOS, POLL)

  • Beets consumed at dinner will, come morning, stock a toilet bowl with crimson fish, their hue attesting to beet's chromatic immunity to the powerful digestive acids and thoroughgoing microbes that can turn the reddest pimento, the orangest carrot, the yellowest squash into a single disgusting shade of brown.

    La insistencia de Jürgen Fauth

  • I'm all for giving the CF the tools to do the job; but somehow I doubt the NDP, in its orangest of hearts, wants a Canadian MacArthur.

    Afstan and Canadian politics: BQ beats NDP; Liberal is?

  • You can then spend your time playing because the world or its people are interesting, not because you want to have the biggest, baddest, orangest equipment on the block.


  • “Fred,” Rhyme said as Dellray—now wearing the orangest shirt that the criminalist had ever seen—walked into his living room laboratory.

    The Stone Monkey

  • "Fred," Rhyme said as Dellray — now wearing the orangest shirt that the criminalist had ever seen — walked into his living room laboratory.

    The Stone Monkey

  • Philip Schofield continues his quest to be the loudest, orangest man on television - but there are two things which fascinate me.

    British Blogs


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  • To take something by mouth, and swallow.

    August 17, 2009

  • an abbreviated orang joke

    June 27, 2009

  • taupest in a teapot

    June 27, 2009

  • I can honestly say that I've never used the word orangest, and I can't recall having ever heard or read it. I've heard greenest, bluest, and reddest. I don't think I've heard yellowest or purplest, although they both are recognized as words. This is pretty strange. Perhaps if enough people add it to their words, we can start a movement for the dictionaries to add it. Anyone know a lexicographer?

    November 20, 2007

  • But some dictionaries do not leave the comparative and superlative forms as implicit, yet no dictionary (even online) lists oranger and orangest. Try reddest or purplest in OneLook. Then try "orangest". Is there any other ordinary word that has been part of the language for hundreds of years that is not listed in any dictionary?

    November 20, 2007

  • Orange is listed as an adjective in the dictionary, I assume that oranger and orangest are implicit.

    November 20, 2007

  • I have no views on the orangest conundrum, but would like to plead for a hyphen to be inserted in g-hits.

    November 17, 2007

  • Why is "orangest" not listed in any dictionary? Its meaning should be obvious to any English-speaking six year old. It gets 23,000 g-hits and dozens of genuine uses turn up in searches of Google books and in Amazon books. Comparatives and superlatives of other common colors are listed in at least some dictionaries. Why is orangest ignored?

    g-hits.'>Edit: hyphen subsequently inserted in g-hits.

    November 17, 2007