colorlessness

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Absence of color
Nouns
1. colorlessness, achromatism; decoloration, discoloration; pallor, pallidity; paleness, etiolation; neutral tint, monochrome, black-and-white; fading, dimming; bleaching. See weakness, dimness.
2. bleach, whitener, decolorizer.
Verbs — lose color, fade, turn pale, pale, change color; decolorize, discolor, bleach, whiten, achromatize, blanch, etiolate, wash or tone down.
Adjectives — colorless, uncolored, achromatic, aplanatic, hueless, pale, pallid; pale-faced; faint, dull, muddy, leaden, gray, dun, wan, sallow, dead, dingy, ashy, ashen, pasty, lurid, ghastly, bloodless, deathly, ghostly, cadaverous, glassy, lackluster; blond, ash-blond, platinum-blond, fair; white; pale as death, pale as a ghost; white as a sheet; bleached.
Antonyms, see color, variegation.
II
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun A lack of excitement, liveliness, or interest: asepticism, blandness, drabness, dreariness, dryness, dullness, flatness, flavorlessness, insipidity, insipidness, jejuneness, lifelessness, sterileness, sterility, stodginess, vapidity, vapidness, weariness. See EXCITE.

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