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Meaning of COLORED

Pronunciation:  'kulurd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a United States term for Blacks that is now considered offensive
  2. [adj]  having skin rich in melanin pigments; "National Association for the Advancement of Colored People"; "the dark races"; "dark-skinned peoples"
  3. [adj]  having color or a certain color; sometimes used in combination; "colored crepe paper"; "the film was in color"; "amber-colored heads of grain"
  4. [adj]  (used of color) artificially produced; not natural; "a bleached blonde"
  5. [adj]  favoring one person or side over another; "a biased account of the trial"; "a decision that was partial to the defendant"

COLORED is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: aflame(p), artificial, auburn, bay, biased, bichrome, bicolor, bicolored, bicolour, bicoloured, black, blackened, bleached, blue, blueish, bluish, colored person, colorful, coloured, crimson, dark, dark-skinned, dichromatic, dyed, empurpled, flushed, ginger, gingery, hued(p), in color(p), monochromatic, monochrome, monochromic, monochromous, motley, multicolor, multicolored, multicolour, multicoloured, one-sided, painted, partial, particolored, particoloured, piebald, pied, polychromatic, polychrome, polychromic, purple, red, reddened, reddish, reddish-brown, red-faced, roan, slanted, tinged, tinted, touched, trichromatic, trichrome, tricolor, unfair, unreal, varicolored, varicoloured
 Antonyms: uncolored, uncoloured
 See Also: Black, black person, blackamoor, Negro, Negroid



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Col"ored\, a.
1. Having color; tinged; dyed; painted; stained.

         The lime rod, colored as the glede.   --Chaucer.

         The colored rainbow arched wide.      --Spenser.

2. Specious; plausible; adorned so as to appear well; as, a
   highly colored description. --Sir G. C. Lewis.

         His colored crime with craft to cloke. --Spenser.

3. Of some other color than black or white.

4. (Ethnol.) Of some other color than white; specifically
   applied to negroes or persons having negro blood; as, a
   colored man; the colored people.

5. (Bot.) Of some other color than green.

         Colored, meaning, as applied to foliage, of some
         other color than green.               --Gray.

Note: In botany, green is not regarded as a color, but white
      is. --Wood.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: adorned, affected, antiblack, apocryphal, apparent, artificial, assumed, bastard, befrilled, biased, black, black-skinned, bogus, brummagem, chauvinistic, colorable, counterfeit, counterfeited, dark-complexioned, dark-skinned, decorated, deep, deep-colored, distorted, doctrinaire, dogmatic, dressed up, dummy, dyed, embellished, embroidered, ersatz, factitious, fake, faked, falsified, fancy, feigned, festooned, fictitious, fictive, figurative, figured, florid, flowery, full, full-colored, garbled, gilded, hued, illegitimate, imbued, imitation, in color, in Technicolor, influenced, interested, jaundiced, junky, know-nothing, lush, luxuriant, make-believe, man-made, melanian, melanic, melanistic, melano, melanotic, melanous, meretricious, mock, nonobjective, one-sided, opinionated, ornate, ostensible, overcharged, overloaded, partial, partisan, perverted, phony, pinchbeck, plausible, prejudiced, prepossessed, pretended, pseudo, purple, put-on, quasi, queer, racist, seeming, self-styled, sexist, sham, shoddy, simulated, so-called, soi-disant, specious, spurious, stained, superpatriotic, supposititious, swayed, synthetic, tendentious, tin, tinct, tinctured, tinged, tinsel, tinted, titivated, toned, twisted, ultranationalist, unauthentic, undetached, undispassionate, ungenuine, unnatural, unneutral, unreal, warped, wash-colored, xenophobic