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Adjective: coloured  kú-lu(r)d
Usage: Brit, Cdn (US: colored)
  1. Having colour or a certain colour; sometimes used in combination
    "amber-coloured heads of grain"; "coloured crepe paper";
    - colored [US], colorful [US], colourful [Brit, Cdn]
     
  2. Having skin rich in melanin pigments
    "National Association for the Advancement of coloured People";
    - colored [US], dark, dark-skinned, non-white
     
  3. Favouring one person or side over another
    "a coloured account of the trial";
    - biased, colored [US], one-sided, slanted
     
  4. (used of colour) artificially produced; not natural
    "a coloured blonde";
    - bleached, colored [US], dyed
Noun: coloured  kú-lu(r)d
Usage: Brit, Cdn (US: colored)
  1. A United States term for Blacks that is now considered offensive
    - colored person [US], colored [US]
Verb: colour  kú-lu(r)
Usage: Brit, Cdn (US: color)
  1. Add colour to
    "The child coloured the drawings"; "Fall coloured the trees"; "The child coloured in the drawings";
    - color [US], colorize [US], colorise [Brit], colourise [Brit], colourize [Brit, Cdn], color in [US], colour in [Brit, Cdn]
     
  2. Affect as in thought or feeling
    "My personal feelings colour my judgment in this case"; "The sadness coloured his life";
    - tinge, color [US], distort
     
  3. Modify or bias
    "His political ideas colour his lectures";
    - color [US]
     
  4. Decorate with colours
    "colour the walls with paint in warm tones";
    - color [US], emblazon
     
  5. Give a deceptive explanation or excuse for
    "colour a lie";
    - color [US], gloss
     
  6. Change colour, often in an undesired manner
    "The shirts coloured";
    - discolor [US], discolour [Brit, Cdn], color [US]

Derived forms: coloureds

See also: artificial, bay, bichrome, bicolor [US], bicolored [US], bicolour [Brit, Cdn], bicoloured [Brit, Cdn], black, blackened, blue-flowered, brightly-colored [US], brightly-coloured [Brit, Cdn], buff-colored [US], buff-coloured [Brit, Cdn], calico, chestnut-colored [US], chestnut-coloured [Brit, Cdn], chocolate-colored [US], chocolate-coloured [Brit, Cdn], cinnamon colored, cinnamon coloured, cinnamon-colored, cinnamon-coloured [Brit, Cdn], cinnamon-red, cinnnamon colored [US], color [US], coloring [US], colour [Brit, Cdn], colouring [Brit, Cdn], cream, cream-colored [US], cream-coloured [Brit, Cdn], creamy-colored [US], creamy-coloured [Brit, Cdn], creamy-white, crimson, dark-colored [US], dark-coloured [Brit, Cdn], dichromatic, dun-colored [US], dun-coloured [Brit, Cdn], dusky-colored [US], dusky-coloured [Brit, Cdn], fawn-colored [US], fawn-coloured [Brit, Cdn], flame-colored [US], flame-coloured [Brit, Cdn], flesh-colored [US], flesh-coloured [Brit, Cdn], flushed, garnet-colored [US], garnet-coloured [Brit, Cdn], ginger, gingery, gold-colored [US], gold-coloured [Brit, Cdn], honey-colored [US], honey-coloured [Brit, Cdn], indigo, lead-colored [US], lead-coloured [Brit, Cdn], liver, liver-colored [US], liver-coloured [Brit, Cdn], metal-colored [US], metal-coloured [Brit, Cdn], metallic-colored [US], metallic-coloured [Brit, Cdn], monochromatic, monochrome, monochromic, monochromous, motley, multicolor [US], multi-color [US], multicolored [US], multi-colored [US], multicolour [Brit, Cdn], multi-colour [Brit, Cdn], multicoloured [Brit, Cdn], multi-coloured [Brit, Cdn], neutral-colored [US], neutral-coloured [Brit, Cdn], olive-colored [US], olive-coloured [Brit, Cdn], orange-colored [US], orange-coloured [Brit, Cdn], orange-flowered, orange-hued, painted, pale-colored [US], pale-coloured [Brit, Cdn], pale-hued, partial, particolored [US], particoloured [Brit, Cdn], pastel-colored [US], pastel-coloured [Brit, Cdn], peach-colored [US], peach-coloured [Brit, Cdn], piebald, pied, polychromatic, polychrome, polychromic, purple-flowered, red, reddened, red-faced, red-flowered, roan, rose-colored [US], rose-coloured [Brit, Cdn], rosy-colored [US], rosy-coloured [Brit, Cdn], rust-colored [US], rust-coloured [Brit, Cdn], silver-colored [US], silver-coloured [Brit, Cdn], straw-colored [US], straw-coloured [Brit, Cdn], tawny-colored [US], tawny-coloured [Brit, Cdn], trichromatic, trichrome, tricolor [US], tricolour [Brit, Cdn], unreal, varicolored [US], varicoloured [Brit, Cdn], violet-colored [US], violet-coloured [Brit, Cdn], violet-flowered, violet-purple

Type of: act upon, adorn, affect, alter, apologise [Brit], apologize, bear on, bear upon, beautify, Black, Black person, change, decorate, embellish, excuse, grace, impact, influence, justify, modify, Negro, ornament, rationalise [Brit], rationalize, touch, touch on, work

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