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English adjective: yellow

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


Synonymsxanthous, yellowish


Similarchromatic


Antonymsachromatic, neutral

2. yellow easily frightened


Synonymschicken, chickenhearted, lily-livered, white-livered, yellow-bellied


Similarcowardly, fearful


Domain usagecolloquialism


Antonymsbrave, courageous

3. yellow changed to a yellowish color by age


SamplesYellowed parchment.


Synonymsyellowed


Similarold


Antonymsnew

4. yellow typical of tabloids


SamplesSensational journalistic reportage of the scandal.
Yellow press.


Synonymsscandalmongering, sensationalistic


Similarsensational


Antonymsunsensational

5. yellow cowardly or treacherous


SamplesThe little yellow stain of treason.
Too yellow to stand and fight.


Similardishonorable, dishonourable


Antonymshonourable, honorable

6. yellow affected by jaundice which causes yellowing of skin etc


Synonymsicteric, jaundiced


Similarunhealthy


Antonymshealthy


English noun: yellow

1. yellow (attribute) yellow color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of sunflowers or ripe lemons


Synonymsyellowness


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


Narrower (hyponym)amber, brownish yellow, canary, canary yellow, gamboge, gold, greenish yellow, lemon, lemon yellow, maize, old gold, orange yellow, pale yellow, saffron, straw, wheat


English verb: yellow

1. yellow (change) turn yellow


SamplesThe pages of the book began to yellow.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)color, colour, discolor, discolour









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