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 blue blue

noun

  • ( ) blue clothing  ( blue )
    blue clothing
     she was wearing blue
    she was wearing blue
  • ( ) blue color or pigment; resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime  ( blue, blueness )
    blue color or pigment; resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime
     he had eyes of bright blue
    he had eyes of bright blue
  • ( ) any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are blue  ( blue )
    any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are blue
     the Union army was a vast blue
    the Union army was a vast blue
  • ( ) the sky as viewed during daylight  ( blue, blue air, blue sky, wild blue yonder )
    the sky as viewed during daylight
     he shot an arrow into the blue
    he shot an arrow into the blue
  • any of numerous small butterflies of the family Lycaenidae  ( blue )
    any of numerous small butterflies of the family Lycaenidae
  • the sodium salt of amobarbital that is used as a barbiturate; used as a sedative and a hypnotic  ( amobarbital sodium, Amytal, blue, blue angel, blue devil )
    the sodium salt of amobarbital that is used as a barbiturate; used as a sedative and a hypnotic
  • used to whiten laundry or hair or give it a bluish tinge  ( blue, blueing, bluing )
    used to whiten laundry or hair or give it a bluish tinge
  • adj

  • ( ) of the color intermediate between green and violet; having a color similar to that of a clear unclouded sky  ( blue, blueish, bluish )
    of the color intermediate between green and violet; having a color similar to that of a clear unclouded sky
     October's bright blue weather
    October's bright blue weather
     a blue flame
    a blue flame
     blue haze of tobacco smoke
    blue haze of tobacco smoke
  • ( ) used to signify the Union forces in the American Civil War (who wore blue uniforms)  ( blue )
    used to signify the Union forces in the American Civil War (who wore blue uniforms)
     a ragged blue line
    a ragged blue line
  • ( ) characterized by profanity or cursing  ( blasphemous, blue, profane )
    characterized by profanity or cursing
     foul-mouthed and blasphemous
    foul-mouthed and blasphemous
     blue language
    blue language
     profane words
    profane words
  • ( ) filled with melancholy and despondency  ( blue, depressed, dispirited, down, down in the mouth, downcast, downhearted, gloomy, grim, low, low-spirited )
    filled with melancholy and despondency
     gloomy at the thought of what he had to face
    gloomy at the thought of what he had to face
     gloomy predictions
    gloomy predictions
     a gloomy silence
    a gloomy silence
     took a grim view of the economy
    took a grim view of the economy
     the darkening mood
    the darkening mood
     lonely and blue in a strange city
    lonely and blue in a strange city
     depressed by the loss of his job
    depressed by the loss of his job
     a dispirited and resigned expression on her face
    a dispirited and resigned expression on her face
     downcast after his defeat
    downcast after his defeat
     feeling discouraged and downhearted
    feeling discouraged and downhearted
  • causing dejection  ( blue, dark, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, drab, drear, dreary, gloomy, grim, sorry )
    causing dejection
     a blue day
    a blue day
     the dark days of the war
    the dark days of the war
     a week of rainy depressing weather
    a week of rainy depressing weather
     a disconsolate winter landscape
    a disconsolate winter landscape
     the first dismal dispiriting days of November
    the first dismal dispiriting days of November
     a dark gloomy day
    a dark gloomy day
     grim rainy weather
    grim rainy weather
  • morally rigorous and strict  ( blue, puritanic, puritanical )
    morally rigorous and strict
     puritanic distaste for alcohol
    puritanic distaste for alcohol
     she was anything but puritanical in her behavior
    she was anything but puritanical in her behavior
     blue laws
    blue laws
  • belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy  ( aristocratic, aristocratical, blue, blue-blooded, gentle, patrician )
    belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy
     an aristocratic family
    an aristocratic family
     aristocratic Bostonians
    aristocratic Bostonians
     aristocratic government
    aristocratic government
     a blue family
    a blue family
     blue blood
    blue blood
     the blue-blooded aristocracy
    the blue-blooded aristocracy
     of gentle blood
    of gentle blood
     patrician landholders of the American South
    patrician landholders of the American South
     aristocratic bearing
    aristocratic bearing
     aristocratic features
    aristocratic features
     patrician tastes
    patrician tastes
  • suggestive of sexual impropriety  ( blue, gamey, gamy, juicy, naughty, racy, risque, spicy )
    suggestive of sexual impropriety
     a blue movie
    a blue movie
     blue jokes
    blue jokes
     he skips asterisks and gives you the gamy details
    he skips asterisks and gives you the gamy details
     a juicy scandal
    a juicy scandal
     a naughty wink
    a naughty wink
     naughty words
    naughty words
     racy anecdotes
    racy anecdotes
     a risque story
    a risque story
     spicy gossip
    spicy gossip
  • verb

  • turn blue  ( blue )
    turn blue


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