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Synonyms for colorful
ˈkʌl ər fəlcol·or·ful

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. colorful, colourfuladjective

    having striking color

    "colorful autumn leaves"

    coloured, colourful

    washed-out, etiolate, whitened, pastelike, dulled, blanched, pallid, somber, waxlike, colourless, pale, waxen, waxy, sober, faded, etiolated, sombre, colorless, livid, bloodless, lurid, ashen, prefaded, pasty, washy, wan, drab, bleached, greyed, white, neutral

  2. colorful, colourfuladjective

    striking in variety and interest

    "a colorful period of history"; "a colorful character"; "colorful language"

    coloured, colourful

    neutral, colorless, waxlike, sober, greyed, ashen, somber, waxy, etiolated, bleached, drab, white, pallid, washed-out, waxen, pale, lurid, washy, bloodless, whitened, colourless, dulled, pasty, wan, blanched, pastelike, faded, livid, etiolate, sombre, prefaded

  3. colored, coloured, colorfuladjective

    having color or a certain color; sometimes used in combination

    "colored crepe paper"; "the film was in color"; "amber-colored heads of grain"

    slanted, dark, biased, colourful, bleached, dyed, non-white, one-sided, coloured, dark-skinned

    pallid, blanched, white, wan, waxy, ashen, lurid, colourless, pasty, prefaded, somber, bleached, waxen, etiolate, pastelike, sombre, pale, whitened, colorless, livid, washy, drab, faded, greyed, sober, etiolated, dulled, waxlike, neutral, bloodless, washed-out

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "colorful":

    colourful, picturesque, coloured, color, scenic, stained

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  1. Denis Klimentov:

    The organizing committee for the commencement last year thought that he was a colorful and interesting character, it was partially supported by the fact that The Washington Post, the newspaper, back in the spring of 2016, cited Carter as one of Mr. Trump's foreign policy advisors.

  2. Thierry Chow:

    They can wear colorful clothes like pink, orange and a bit of yellow. In terms of traveling, they can head to their south.

  3. David Holmes:

    I've never seen anything like this, someone calling the President from a mobile phone at a restaurant, and then having a conversation of this level of candor, colorful language.

  4. Troy Thibodeau:

    A card in lesser condition of a stiff who never made it into the Hall of Fame might go for as little as $100, these are truly pieces of art. They're colorful, they're bright, they're folky, they're Americana.

  5. Wesley D'Amico:

    Imagination transforms the black and white photo into a colorful keepsake.

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