English Synonyms and Antonyms
A pretense, in the unfavorable, which is also the usual sense, is something advanced or displayed for the purpose of concealing the reality. A person makes a pretense of something for the credit or advantage to be gained by it; he makes what is allowed or approved a pretext for doing what would be opposed or condemned; a tricky schoolboy makes a pretense of doing an errand which he does not do, or he makes the actual doing of an errand a pretext for playing truant. A ruse is something (especially something slight or petty) employed to blind or deceive so as to mask an ulterior design, and enable a person to gain some end that he would not be allowed to approach directly. A pretension is a claim that is or may be contested; the word is now commonly used in an unfavorable sense. Compare ARTIFICE; HYPOCRISY.
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color, colour, coloring, colouringnoun
a visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflect
"a white color is made up of many different wavelengths of light"
coloring, colouring, colouring material, people of color, vividness, colour, people of colour, colouration, food colouring, semblance, coloration, food color, gloss, food coloring, coloring material, food colour
color, colour, vividnessnoun
interest and variety and intensity
"the Puritan Period was lacking in color"; "the characters were delineated with exceptional vividness"
color, colour, coloration, colourationnoun
the timbre of a musical sound
"the recording fails to capture the true color of the original music"
color, colour, people of color, people of colournoun
a race with skin pigmentation different from the white race (especially Blacks)
semblance, gloss, color, colournoun
an outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading
"he hoped his claims would have a semblance of authenticity"; "he tried to give his falsehood the gloss of moral sanction"; "the situation soon took on a different color"
coloring, colouring, illusion, coloring material, polish, glossary, people of colour, vividness, colour, colouring material, glossiness, semblance, likeness, coloration, colouration, rubric, gloss, burnish, people of color
coloring material, colouring material, color, colournoun
any material used for its color
"she used a different color for the trim"
(physics) the characteristic of quarks that determines their role in the strong interaction
"each flavor of quarks comes in three colors"
the appearance of objects (or light sources) described in terms of a person's perception of their hue and lightness (or brightness) and saturation
having or capable of producing colors
"color film"; "he rented a color television"; "marvelous color illustrations"
color, colorize, colorise, colourise, colourize, colour, color in, colour inverb
add color to
"The child colored the drawings"; "Fall colored the trees"; "colorize black and white film"
tinge, color, colour, distortverb
affect as in thought or feeling
"My personal feelings color my judgment in this case"; "The sadness tinged his life"
warp, discolor, touch, strain, wring, twist, deform, tinct, tint, colourise, colourize, colorize, contort, colour, emblazon, distort, garble, twine, colour in, tinge, color in, gloss, colorise, falsify, discolour
modify or bias
"His political ideas color his lectures"
color, colour, emblazonverb
decorate with colors
"color the walls with paint in warm tones"
color, colour, glossverb
give a deceptive explanation or excuse for
"color a lie"
discolor, discolour, colour, colorverb
change color, often in an undesired manner
"The shirts discolored"
color like monochrome 1 color
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Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words
chromatics, colorific, colorist, chromatism, chromatology, lake, decolorant, mordant, intinctivity, iridescent, iridescence, prismatic, pigmentation, fugacious, fugitive, fugacity, monochromatic, monochrome, polychromy, polychromatic, suffuse, suffusion, imbuement, chromatic, achromatic
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How to use color in a sentence?
A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire, in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart.
Theyre looking around wondering if weve been lying to them this whole time, they see people shouting in grocery stores unwilling to wear a mask to keep us all safe; they see people callingthe police on folks minding their own business just because of the color of their skin...They see our leaders labeling fellow citizens enemy of the state, while emboldening torch-bearing white supremacists.
I wanted to achieve this mixture of color, that you sometimes get by chance. For instance, this morning, it was raining quite heavily, but later it became really sunny, so the quality and color of light keeps changing, i wanted to get this particular instance of lighting, in creating color layers and express what is almost like serendipity, that I get this amazing color like a montage.
You can follow a timeline of the rise in homicide and the rise in violent crime and compare that to when the present DA took office, and you can see the relationship very easily. Without a doubt, the communities that are most impacted are communities of color – somewhere between 85 and 95% of all homicide victims in the city of Philadelphia are citizens of color, what concerns me, whether you’re a reformed DA or a conservative DA, if you have an increase of crime within your jurisdiction, you should be always be willing to take a second look at what you’re doing.
It seems that many school districts are working to include the history and experiences of people of color that have long been excluded from schools, … Students who aren't exposed to history or experiences of people of color often feel deprived of the opportunity to develop a full understanding of people and history.
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