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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
gray (adjective)
1.
a) of the color gray
b) tending toward gray - blue-gray eyes
c) dull in color
2.
having the hair gray - hoary
3.
clothed in gray
4.
a) lacking cheer or brightness in mood, outlook, style, or flavor , also - dismal gloomy a gray day
b) prosaically ordinary - dull uninteresting
5.
having an intermediate and often vaguely defined position, condition, or character - an ethically gray area
gray (noun)
1.
something (as an animal, garment, cloth, or spot) of a gray color
2.
any of a series of neutral colors ranging between black and white
3.
a) a soldier in the Confederate army during the American Civil War
b) often capitalized the Confederate army
gray (verb)
transitive verb
intransitive verb
to make gray
1.
to become gray
2.
- age , also to contain an increasing percentage of older people
gray (noun)
the mks unit of absorbed dose of ionizing radiation equal to an energy of one joule per kilogram of irradiated material - abbreviation Gy
Gray (biographical name)
Asa 1810–1888 Am. botanist
Gray (biographical name)
Thomas 1716–1771 Eng. poet
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
gray (adjective)
1.
of the color gray
SYNONIMS:
argentine, grayish, leaden, pewter, silver, silvery, slate, slaty ( slatey), steely
RELATED WORDS:
achromatic, colorless, neutral; dirty, dull, faded, sad, washed-out; ashen, ashy, chalky, livid, mousy ( mousey), pale, palish, white, whitish; chocolate, dun, sandy, sepia; brindled ( brindle), grizzled, hoar, hoary
NEAR ANTONYMS:
ablaze, bright, deep, gay, rich; chromatic, colored; colorful, motley, multicolored, polychromatic, polychrome, varicolored, variegated
gray (adjective)
2.
causing or marked by an atmosphere lacking in cheer
SYNONIMS:
black, bleak, cheerless, chill, Cimmerian, cloudy, cold, comfortless, dark, darkening, depressing, depressive, desolate, dire, disconsolate, dismal, drear, dreary, dreich, elegiac ( elegiacal), forlorn, funereal, glum, godforsaken, gray ( grey), lonely, lonesome, lugubrious, miserable, morbid, morose, murky, plutonian, saturnine, sepulchral, solemn, somber ( sombre), sullen, sunless, tenebrific, tenebrous, wretched
RELATED WORDS:
blue, dejected, depressed, despondent, disconsolate, down, droopy, hangdog, inconsolable, low, melancholic, melancholy, mirthless, sad, unhappy, woebegone, woeful; dim, discomfiting, discouraging, disheartening, dismaying, dispiriting, distressful, distressing, upsetting; desperate, hopeless, pessimistic; lamentable, mournful, plaintive, sorrowful; colorless, drab, dull; dour, grim, lowering ( louring), lowery ( loury), menacing, negative, oppressive, threatening
NEAR ANTONYMS:
blithe, blithesome, buoyant, gay, jocund, jolly, joyful, joyous, merry, mirthful; encouraging, hopeful, optimistic; lighthearted, lightsome
bright, cheerful, cheering, cheery, comforting, cordial, festive, friendly, gay, heartwarming, sunshiny
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