yellow

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. fair, blond[e], flaxen, light-haired (see color); Mongolian, Mongoloid; jaundiced; jealous, envious; informal, cowardly, craven, fearful, lily- or white-livered, afraid, unmanly, pusillanimous; lurid, sensational, melodramatic, scandal-mongering. See cowardice.
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(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A color]
Hues of yellow include: cream, ivory, old ivory, ivory-yellow, orange-yellow, saffron, jasmine, tawny, sand, gold, sallow, buff, straw, flaxen, alizarin yellow, anilin yellow, lemon yellow, mustard yellow, canary yellow, brilliant yellow, chRome yellow, Dutch pink-yellow, Dutch yellow, gamboge yellow, golden yellow, Imperial yellow, pLatinum yellow, Manchester yellow or naphthol yellow, yellow carmine, yellow lake, yellow madder, yellow ocher; see also color 1 , gold 2 , tan .
2. [Cowardly]
Syn. tricky, deceitful, low, cringing, sneaking, white-livered, lily-livered, chicken, craven, treacherous; see also cowardly 1 , 2 , mean 1 .
3. [Sensational; said especially of some newspapers ]
Syn. lurid, scandal-mongering, muckraking, tabloid, warmongering, chauvinistic, unethical, unprincipled, sexy*, lowbrow*; see also exciting , lewd 1 , 2 , offensive 2 , sensational .
modif.
1. [Having a yellowish color]
Syn. yellowish, golden, jaundiced-looking; see yellow n.
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
1. golden flaxen, straw, lemon, saffron, sunny, canary, amber, honey, butter.
2. cowardly spineless, craven, fearful, *mousy, *wimpy, *lily-livered, *chicken, fainthearted, *afraid of one's own shadow.
2. sensational cheap, melodramatic, exaggerated, lurid, *keyhole-peeping.
ANT.: 2. brave, courageous, *gutsy
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Slang. Ignobly lacking in courage: chicken-hearted, cowardly, craven, dastardly, fainthearted, lily-livered, pusillanimous, unmanly. Slang: chicken, gutless, yellow-bellied. See FEAR.

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