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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


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.




4. yellow typical of tabloids

SamplesSensational journalistic reportage of the scandal.
Yellow press.

Synonymsscandalmongering, sensationalistic



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



English noun: yellow

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


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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