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blue (adjective)
1.
of the color blue
2.
a) - bluish the blue haze of tobacco smoke
b) discolored by or as if by bruising - blue with cold
c) bluish gray - a blue cat
3.
a) low in spirits - melancholy
b) marked by low spirits - depressing a blue funk things looked blue
4.
wearing blue
5.
of a woman - learned intellectual
6.
- puritanical
7.
a) - profane indecent blue movie
b) - off-color risqué blue jokes
8.
of, relating to, or used in - blues a blue song
9.
tending to support Democrats in a general election - blue states
blue (noun)
1.
a color whose hue is that of the clear sky or that of the portion of the color spectrum lying between green and violet
2.
a) a pigment or dye that colors blue
b) - bluing
3.
a) blue clothing or cloth
b) a blue costume or uniform
4.
a) a Union soldier in the American Civil War
b) often capitalized the Union army
5.
a) (1) - sky
(2) the far distance - disappeared into the blue
b) - sea
6.
a blue object
7.
- bluestocking
8.
any of numerous small chiefly blue butterflies (family Lycaenidae)
9.
- bluefish
10.
- blue cheese
blue (verb)
transitive verb
intransitive verb
to make blue to turn blue
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
blue (adjective)
1.
depicting or referring to sexual matters in a way that is unacceptable in polite society
SYNONIMS:
bawdy, blue, coarse, crude, dirty, filthy, foul, gross, gutter, impure, indecent, lascivious, lewd, locker-room, nasty, pornographic, porny, profane, raunchy, ribald, smutty, stag, trashy, unprintable, vulgar, wanton, X-rated
RELATED WORDS:
broad, coarse-grained, gamy ( gamey), off, off-color ( off-colored), racy, risqué, salacious, salty, suggestive; barnyard, earthy, scatological; immodest, indecorous, indelicate, low, unbecoming; depraved, kinky, louche, naughty, perverse, perverted, wicked; exceptionable, objectionable, unacceptable, undesirable, unwanted, unwelcome; abhorrent, debasing, disgusting, loathsome, offensive, repellent ( repellant), repugnant, repulsive, revolting; distasteful, obnoxious, unpleasant; blamable, blameworthy, censurable, reprehensible; atrocious, infamous; abusive, scurrilous; hard-core, soft, soft-core
NEAR ANTONYMS:
priggish, prim, prudish, puritanical, staid, straitlaced ( straightlaced), Victorian; correct, decorous, genteel, nice, polite, proper, respectable, seemly; innocuous, inoffensive; acceptable, agreeable, desirable, pleasant, pleasing, welcome; appropriate, becoming, fit, meet, suitable; immaculate, perfect, pure, spotless, virginal; approved, endorsed ( indorsed), sanctioned
clean, decent, G-rated, nonobscene, wholesome
blue (adjective)
2.
feeling unhappiness
SYNONIMS:
bad, blue, brokenhearted, cast down, crestfallen, dejected, depressed, despondent, disconsolate, doleful, down, downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, droopy, forlorn, gloomy, glum, hangdog, heartbroken, heartsick, heartsore, heavyhearted, inconsolable, joyless, low, low-spirited, melancholic, melancholy, miserable, mournful, saddened, sorrowful, sorry, unhappy, woebegone, woeful, wretched
RELATED WORDS:
aggrieved, distressed, troubled, uneasy, unquiet, upset, worried; despairing, hopeless, sunk; disappointed, discouraged, disheartened, dispirited; suicidal; dolorous, lachrymose, lugubrious, plaintive, tearful; regretful, rueful; agonized, anguished, grieving, wailing, weeping; black, bleak, cheerless, comfortless, dark, darkening, depressing, desolate, dismal, drear, dreary, elegiac ( elegiacal), funereal, gray ( grey), morbid, morose, murky, saturnine, somber ( sombre), sullen
NEAR ANTONYMS:
ecstatic, elated, enraptured, entranced, euphoric, exhilarated, exuberant, exultant, overjoyed, rapturous, rhapsodic ( rhapsodical); blithe, blithesome, jocose, jocular, jocund, jolly, jovial, lightsome, merry, mirthful; excited, thrilled; hopeful, optimistic, rosy, sanguine; encouraged, heartened; animated, bouncing, energetic, frisky, jaunty, lively, peppy, perky, spirited, sprightful, sprightly, springy, vital, vivacious, zippy; content, gratified, pleased, satisfied; beaming, grinning, laughing, smiling; boon, carefree, careless, cavalier, devil-may-care, easygoing, happy-go-lucky, insouciant, lighthearted, unconcerned
blissful, buoyant, buoyed, cheerful, cheery, chipper, delighted, glad, gladdened, gladsome, gleeful, happy, joyful, joyous, jubilant, sunny, upbeat
blue (adjective)
3.
hinting at or intended to call to mind matters regarded as indecent
SYNONIMS:
bawdy, blue, gamy ( gamey), lewd, off, off-color ( off-colored), racy, ribald, risqué, salty, spicy
RELATED WORDS:
leering; barnyard, coarse, coarse-grained, crude, earthy, foul, gross, vulgar; dirty, filthy, gutter, indecent, lascivious, locker-room, nasty, obscene, pornographic, porny, prurient, raunchy, smutty, stag, unprintable, unpublishable, warm, X-rated; immodest, indecorous, indelicate, naughty
NEAR ANTONYMS:
clean, decent, G-rated, nonobscene; innocuous, inoffensive; priggish, prim, prudish, puritanical, staid, straitlaced ( straightlaced), Victorian; correct, decorous, genteel, nice, polite, proper, respectable, seemly
blue (adjective)
4.
much given to learning and thinking
SYNONIMS:
blue, cerebral, eggheaded, geeky, highbrow, highbrowed, intellectualist, intellectualistic, long-haired ( longhair), nerdish, nerdy
RELATED WORDS:
cultivated, cultured; middlebrow; erudite, learned, literate, polyhistoric, polymath ( polymathic), scholarly, well-read; academic ( academical), bookish, professorial; didactic, high-toned, hyperintellectual, pedantic; high-hat, snobbish, snobby, snooty; educated, schooled; brainy, bright, brilliant, clever, intelligent, quick-witted, smart
NEAR ANTONYMS:
uncultivated, uncultured; ignorant, illiterate, uneducated, unlettered, unread; dumb, foolish, idiotic ( idiotical), moronic, slow, stupid, unintelligent; benighted, unenlightened
anti-intellectual, lowbrow, nonintellectual, philistine
blue (noun)
1.
the expanse of air surrounding the earth
SYNONIMS:
blue, firmament, heaven(s), high, welkin
RELATED WORDS:
midair; horizon, skyline
blue (noun)
2.
the whole body of salt water that covers nearly three-fourths of the earth
SYNONIMS:
blue, brine, deep, Neptune, sea, seven seas
RELATED WORDS:
blue water, high seas, main, waters; basin; Davy Jones's locker, depths
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