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English adjective: blue

1. blue of the color intermediate between green and violet; having a color similar to that of a clear unclouded sky


SamplesOctober's bright blue weather.
A blue flame.
Blue haze of tobacco smoke.


Synonymsblueish, bluish


Similarchromatic


Antonymsachromatic, neutral

2. blue used to signify the Union forces in the American Civil War (who wore blue uniforms)


SamplesA ragged blue line.


Similarnorthern


Antonymssouthern

3. blue filled with melancholy and despondency


SamplesGloomy at the thought of what he had to face.
Gloomy predictions.
A gloomy silence.
Took a grim view of the economy.
The darkening mood.
Lonely and blue in a strange city.
Depressed by the loss of his job.
A dispirited and resigned expression on her face.
Downcast after his defeat.
Feeling discouraged and downhearted.


Synonymsdepressed, dispirited, down, down in the mouth, downcast, downhearted, gloomy, grim, low, low-spirited


Similardejected


Antonymselated

4. blue characterized by profanity or cursing


SamplesFoul-mouthed and blasphemous.
Blue language.
Profane words.


Synonymsblasphemous, profane


Similardirty


Antonymsunobjectionable, clean

5. blue suggestive of sexual impropriety


SamplesA blue movie.
Blue jokes.
He skips asterisks and gives you the gamy details.
A juicy scandal.
A naughty wink.
Naughty words.
Racy anecdotes.
A risque story.
Spicy gossip.


Synonymsgamey, gamy, juicy, naughty, racy, risque, spicy


Similarsexy


Antonymsunsexy

6. blue belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy


SamplesAn aristocratic family.
Aristocratic Bostonians.
Aristocratic government.
A blue family.
Blue blood.
The blue-blooded aristocracy.
Of gentle blood.
Patrician landholders of the American South.
Aristocratic bearing.
Aristocratic features.
Patrician tastes.


Synonymsaristocratic, aristocratical, blue-blooded, gentle, patrician


Similarnoble


Antonymslowborn

7. blue morally rigorous and strict


SamplesThe puritan work ethic.
Puritanic distaste for alcohol.
She was anything but puritanical in her behavior.


Synonymspuritanic, puritanical


Similarnonindulgent, strict


Antonymsindulgent

8. blue causing dejection


SamplesA blue day.
The dark days of the war.
A week of rainy depressing weather.
A disconsolate winter landscape.
The first dismal dispiriting days of November.
A dark gloomy day.
Grim rainy weather.


Synonymsdark, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, drab, drear, dreary, gloomy, grim, sorry


Similarcheerless, depressing, uncheerful


Antonymscheerful


English noun: blue

1. blue (attribute) blue color or pigment; resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime


SamplesHe had eyes of bright blue.


Synonymsblueness


Broader (hypernym)chromatic color, chromatic colour, spectral color, spectral colour


Narrower (hyponym)aqua, aquamarine, azure, cerulean, cobalt blue, dark blue, greenish blue, lazuline, navy, navy blue, peacock blue, powder blue, Prussian blue, purplish blue, royal blue, sapphire, sky-blue, steel blue, turquoise, ultramarine

2. blue (artifact) blue clothing


SamplesShe was wearing blue.


Broader (hypernym)article of clothing, clothing, habiliment, vesture, wear, wearable

3. blue (group) any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are blue


SamplesThe Union army was a vast blue.


Broader (hypernym)organisation, organization


Narrower (hyponym)Union Army

4. blue (object) the sky as viewed during daylight


SamplesHe shot an arrow into the blue.


Synonymsblue air, blue sky, wild blue yonder


Broader (hypernym)sky

5. blue (substance) used to whiten laundry or hair or give it a bluish tinge


Synonymsblueing, bluing


Broader (hypernym)dye, dyestuff

6. blue (artifact) the sodium salt of amobarbital that is used as a barbiturate; used as a sedative and a hypnotic


Synonymsamobarbital sodium, Amytal, blue angel, blue devil


Broader (hypernym)amobarbital

7. blue (animal) any of numerous small butterflies of the family Lycaenidae


Broader (hypernym)lycaenid, lycaenid butterfly


Member meronymgenus Lycaena, Lycaena


English verb: blue

1. blue (change) turn blue


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)color, colour, discolor, discolour









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