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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
purple (adjective)
1.
- regal imperial
2.
of the color purple
3.
a) highly rhetorical - ornate
b) marked by profanity
purple (noun)
1.
a) (1) cloth dyed purple
(2) a garment of such color , especially a purple robe worn as an emblem of rank or authority
b) (1) - tyrian purple
(2) any of various colors that fall about midway between red and blue in hue
c) (1) a mollusk (as of the genus ) yielding a purple dye and especially the Tyrian purple of ancient times - Purpura
(2) a pigment or dye that colors purple
2.
a) imperial or regal rank or power
b) high rank or station
purple (verb)
transitive verb
intransitive verb
to make purple to become purple
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
purple (adjective)
full of fine words and fancy expressions
SYNONIMS:
aureate, florid, grandiloquent, highfalutin ( hifalutin), high-flown, high-sounding, magnific, ornate, purple, rhetorical ( rhetoric)
RELATED WORDS:
affected, bloated, fancy-pants, grandiose, inflated, pompous, pretentious, stilted; excessive, flattering, fulsome; boastful, bombastic; elevated, eloquent, lofty; bookish, inkhorn, learned
NEAR ANTONYMS:
prosaic, unpoetic; bald, direct, lean, matter-of-fact, plain, plainspoken, simple, spare, stark, straightforward, unadorned; natural, unaffected, unpretentious
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