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English adjective: purple

1. purple of a color intermediate between red and blue


Synonymspurplish, violet


Similarchromatic


Antonymsachromatic, neutral

2. purple excessively elaborate or showily expressed


SamplesA writer of empurpled literature.
Many purple passages.
An over-embellished story of the fish that got away.


Synonymsempurpled, over-embellished


Similarrhetorical


Antonymsunrhetorical

3. purple belonging to or befitting a supreme ruler


SamplesGolden age of imperial splendor.
Purple tyrant.
Regal attire.
Treated with royal acclaim.
The royal carriage of a stag's head.


Synonymsimperial, majestic, regal, royal


Similarnoble


Antonymslowborn


English noun: purple

1. purple (attribute) a purple color or pigment


Synonymspurpleness


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


Narrower (hyponym)lavender, mauve, reddish blue, reddish purple, royal purple, violet

2. purple (state) of imperial status


SamplesHe was born to the purple.


Broader (hypernym)nobility, noblesse


English verb: purple

1. purple (change) become purple


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)color, colour, discolor, discolour

2. purple (change) color purple


Synonymsempurple, purpurate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)color, color in, colorise, colorize, colour, colour in, colourise, colourize









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