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yellow

noun

1 yellow

Yellow color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of sunflowers or ripe lemons.

synonym: yellowness.

Roget 436: yellow etc. adj.; or.    [Pigments] gamboge; cadmium-yellow, chrome-yellow, Indian-yellow king's-yellow, lemonyellow; orpiment, yellow ocher, Claude tint, aureolin; ... show more

Dutch: geel, goud
Polish: żółć, żółtość



verb

1 yellow

Turn yellow.

Dutch: vergelen

adjective

1 yellow

Of the color intermediate between green and orange in the color spectrum; of something resembling the color of an egg yolk.

synonyms: xanthous, yellowish.

Roget 824: excited etc. v.; wrought up, up the qui vive [Fr.], astir, sparkling; in a quiver etc. 821, in a fever, in a ferment, in a blaze, ... show more

Roget 436: yellow, aureate, golden, flavous, citrine, fallow; fulvous, fulvid; sallow, luteous, tawny, creamy, sandy; xanthic, ... show more

Polish: żółty

2 yellow

Easily frightened.

synonyms: chicken, chickenhearted, lily-livered, white-livered, yellow-bellied.

3 yellow

Changed to a yellowish color by age:
— Yellowed parchment.

synonym: yellowed.

Polish: pożółkły, wyżółkły, zżółkły

4 yellow

Typical of tabloids:
— Yellow press.

synonyms: scandalmongering, sensationalistic.

5 yellow

Cowardly or treacherous.

6 yellow

Affected by jaundice which causes yellowing of skin etc.

synonyms: icteric, jaundiced.


Moby thesaurus: Amytal, Amytal pill, Barnumesque, Cassel yellow, Claude tint, Demerol, Dolophine, H, Luminal, Luminal pill, M, Mickey Finn, Nembutal, Nembutal pill, Paris yellow, Seconal, Seconal pill, Tuinal, Tuinal pill, acid yellow ... show more.

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