Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 428 (Color)

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#428. Color. -- N. color, hue, tint, tinge, dye, complexion, shade, tincture, cast, livery, coloration, glow, flush; tone, key.

pure color, positive color, primary color, primitive complementary color; three primaries; spectrum, chromatic dispersion; broken color, secondary color, tertiary color. local color, coloring, keeping, tone, value, aerial perspective.

[Science of color] chromatics, spectrum analysis, spectroscopy; chromatism[obs], chromatography||, chromatology[obs].

[instruments to measure color] prism, spectroscope, spectrograph, spectrometer, colorimeter (optical instruments) 445.

pigment, coloring matter, paint, dye, wash, distemper, stain; medium; mordant; oil paint &c. painting 556.

V. color, dye, tinge, stain, tint, tinct[obs], paint, wash, ingrain, grain, illuminate, emblazon, bedizen, imbue; paint &c. (fine art) 556.

Adj. colored &c. v.; colorific[obs], tingent[obs], tinctorial[obs]; chromatic, prismatic; full-colored, high-colored, deep-colored; doubly- dyed; polychromatic; chromatogenous[obs]; tingible[obs].

bright, vivid, intense, deep; fresh, unfaded[obs]; rich, gorgeous; gay.

gaudy, florid; gay, garish; rainbow-colored, multihued; showy, flaunting, flashy; raw, crude; glaring, flaring; discordant, inharmonious.

mellow, pastel, harmonious, pearly, sweet, delicate, tender, refined.