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Synonyms for purple
ˈpɜr pəlpur·ple

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. purple, purplenessnoun

    a purple color or pigment


    unrhetorical, achromatic, neutral, lowborn

  2. purpleadjective

    of imperial status

    "he was born to the purple"


    neutral, lowborn, achromatic, unrhetorical

  3. purple, violet, purplishadjective

    of a color intermediate between red and blue

    empurpled, over-embellished, violet, regal, majestic, imperial, royal, purplish

    achromatic, unrhetorical, lowborn, neutral

  4. empurpled, over-embellished, purpleadjective

    excessively elaborate or showily expressed

    "a writer of empurpled literature"; "many purple passages"; "an over-embellished story of the fish that got away"

    empurpled, over-embellished, violet, regal, majestic, imperial, royal, purplish

    unrhetorical, neutral, lowborn, achromatic

  5. imperial, majestic, purple, regal, royalverb

    belonging to or befitting a supreme ruler

    "golden age of imperial splendor"; "purple tyrant"; "regal attire"; "treated with royal acclaim"; "the royal carriage of a stag's head"

    over-embellished, olympian, empurpled, proud, lofty, violet, regal, imperial, majestic, royal, purplish, gallant

    achromatic, neutral, unrhetorical, lowborn

  6. purpleverb

    become purple

    empurple, purpurate

    neutral, achromatic, lowborn, unrhetorical

  7. purple, empurple, purpurateverb

    color purple

    empurple, purpurate

    achromatic, lowborn, unrhetorical, neutral

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  1. List of paraphrases for "purple":

    violet, mauve, violette, crimson, violeta, bromocresol

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How to use purple in a sentence?

  1. The Pentagon:

    His awards and decorations include the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terror Service Medal, the Combat Infantryman Badge, and the Basic Parachutist Badge.

  2. Dolly Parton:

    I got them to cover scars or things, if I have to get a scar for any reason, I never can kind of get rid of that purple look. So I thought,' Well, I'm going to kind of decorate these with some flowers or little butterflies or whatever.'.

  3. Jennifer Glass:

    The big question, and a topic of active scientific debate, is whether the purple bacteria living on the ancient Earth had the ability to protect themselves from UV radiation well enough to inhabit vast expanses of the land surface, like plants do on the modern Earth, the spectral signature of the pigment would be much stronger if the pigmented bacteria covered the land surface.

  4. Shawn Manning:

    I think it's almost unheard of for someone to receive the Purple Heart but not have their injuries deemed combat-related, i know that was not what Congress intended to have happen, but it is what currently the Army has determined is going to happen.

  5. Patricia Giannascoli:

    Oh he would be so happy to have his Purple Heart. He would really love it.

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