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Synonyms for purple
ˈpɜr pəlpur·ple

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  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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  1. Sam Crowe:

    That's part of the challenge, high fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, even a dark purple rash. It can progress very rapidly though and lead to death within a very short period of time. So we're telling folks if they're seeing those symptoms, to definitely get to their health care provider as soon as possible.

  2. Donald Herman Voigt:

    Well, I was just a kid at the time and I wasnt sure why I received the award as I was doing what I was sent and trained to do.It happened so fast - I was injured by shrapnel, sent to sickbay and given the Purple Heart, then --it was gone.I just thought Id never get it back again so to have it would be pretty wonderful as I didnt really realize at the time just how much it meant.

  3. Chad Heywood:

    This was a purple state that looked red during the Obama years.

  4. David McLain:

    The dietary intake of Okinawans until 1975 came from purple sweet potatoes, i would argue it produced the longest-lived population in the history of humankind.

  5. Marcius Porcius Cato:

    Those who steal from private individuals spend their lives in stocks and chains those who steal from the public treasure go dressed in gold and purple.

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