Associations to the word «Blue»
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BLUE, adjective. Of the colour blue.
BLUE, adjective. (informal) Depressed, melancholic, sad.
BLUE, adjective. Pale, without redness or glare; said of a flame.
BLUE, adjective. (entertainment) (informal) Pornographic or profane.
BLUE, adjective. (politics) Supportive of, run by (a member of), pertaining to, or dominated by a political party represented by the colour blue.
BLUE, adjective. (politics) (in particular) (in the US) Supportive of, run by (a member of), pertaining to, or dominated by the Democratic Party. [after 2000]
BLUE, adjective. (AU) (politics) Supportive of or related to the Liberal Party.
BLUE, adjective. (astronomy) Of the higher-frequency region of the part of the electromagnetic spectrum which is relevant in the specific observation.
BLUE, adjective. (of steak) Extra rare; left very raw and cold.
BLUE, adjective. (of a dog or cat) Possessing a coat of fur that is a shade of gray.
BLUE, adjective. (archaic) Severe or overly strict in morals; gloomy.
BLUE, adjective. (archaic) (of women) literary; bluestockinged.
BLUE, adjective. (particle physics) Having a color charge of blue.
BLUE, noun. The colour of the clear sky or the deep sea, between green and violet in the visible spectrum, and one of the primary additive colours for transmitted light; the colour obtained by subtracting red and green from white light using magenta and cyan filters; or any colour resembling this.
BLUE, noun. A blue dye or pigment.
BLUE, noun. Any of several processes to protect metal against rust.
BLUE, noun. Blue clothing
BLUE, noun. (in the plural) A blue uniform. See blues.
BLUE, noun. (slang) A member of law enforcement
BLUE, noun. The sky, literally or figuratively.
BLUE, noun. The ocean; deep waters.
BLUE, noun. Anything blue, especially to distinguish it from similar objects differing only in color.
BLUE, noun. (snooker) One of the colour balls used in snooker, with a value of 5 points.
BLUE, noun. Any of the blue-winged butterflies of the subfamily Polyommatini in the family Lycaenidae.
BLUE, noun. A bluefish.
BLUE, noun. (Australia) (colloquial) An argument.
BLUE, noun. A liquid with an intense blue colour, added to a laundry wash to prevent yellowing of white clothes.
BLUE, noun. (British) A type of firecracker.
BLUE, noun. (archaic) A pedantic woman; a bluestocking.
BLUE, noun. (particle physics) One of the three color charges for quarks.
BLUE, verb. (ergative) To make or become blue.
BLUE, verb. (transitive) (metallurgy) To treat the surface of steel so that it is passivated chemically and becomes more resistant to rust.
BLUE, verb. (transitive) (slang) To spend (money) extravagantly; to blow.
BLUE, proper noun. A surname. An anglicization of Blau.
BLUE, proper noun. (rare) A female given name, typically used in conjoined names like Bonnie Blue or Blue Bell.
BLUE, proper noun. A male nickname, occasionally used as a formal given name.
BLUE, proper noun. A present or former letterman at Oxford or Cambridge.
BLUE, proper noun. (historical) A member of the Royal Horse Guards (which merged with the 1st Dragoons in 1969)
BLUE ACARA, noun. Andinoacara pulcher, a blue-grey freshwater cichlid found in Central and South America.
BLUE ACARAS, noun. Plural of blue acara
BLUE ANT, noun. A parasitic tiphiid wasp of the species Diamma bicolor
BLUE ASBESTOS, noun. Crocidolite
BLUE BABY, noun. A baby born with cyanosis as a result of a congenital defect
BLUE BABY SYNDROME, noun. (medicine) cyanotic heart defects in a newborn baby
BLUE BALLS, noun. (slang) A cramp-like ache in the testicles and prostate region caused by prolonged sexual arousal.
BLUE BANANA, proper noun. Discontinuous corridor of urbanisation in Western Europe stretching from North West England to Milan.
BLUE BEECH, noun. Carpinus caroliniana, a species of deciduous tree.
BLUE BEECH, noun. (uncountable) The wood of this species.
BLUE BEECH, noun. (countable) A tree of this species.
BLUE BEECHES, noun. Plural of blue beech
BLUE BELLIES, noun. Plural of blue belly
BLUE BELLY, noun. (historical) (American Civil War) a Union soldier
BLUE BERET, noun. (military) United Nations peacekeeper
BLUE BLOOD, noun. (uncountable) noble or aristocratic ancestry
BLUE BLOOD, noun. (countable) an aristocrat
BLUE BLOODS, noun. Plural of blue blood
BLUE BONNET, noun. A traditional flat Scottish hat made of blue wool; a blue tam-o'-shanter. [from 16th c.]
BLUE BONNET, noun. Someone who wears such a hat; a Scotsman, especially a Scottish soldier. [from 17th c.]
BLUE BONNET, noun. Any of several blue flowering plants, especially cornflower, Centaurea cyanus, and plants of the genus Scabiosa. [from 18th c.]
BLUE BONNET, noun. A blue Australian parrot, especially Northiella haematogaster. [from 19th c.]
BLUE BONNET, noun. (US) (regional) Any of several North American species of Lupinus common in the southwestern US, especially Lupinus texensis and Lupinus subcarnosus. [from 20th c.]
BLUE BONNETS, noun. Plural of blue bonnet
BLUE BOOK, noun. A book of statistics or almanac, usually published by an agency or as a trade publication.
BLUE BOOK, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see blue, book.
BLUE BOOK EXAM, noun. Type of test used at many postsecondary schools in the US. They normally include one or more essays or short-answer questions.
BLUE BOOK EXAMS, noun. Plural of blue book exam
BLUE BOX, noun. (chiefly British and Canada) a blue container used for the collection of household waste (such as tin cans and newspapers) for recycling by a municipal authority
BLUE BOX, noun. An electronic device used to bypass payment on a tone pulse telephone system
BLUE BOXES, noun. Plural of blue box
BLUE BUGLE, noun. Either of two herbaceous flowering plants.
BLUE BUGLE, noun. Ajuga reptans, the common bugle.
BLUE BUGLE, noun. Ajuga genevensis, the upright bugle.
BLUE BULL, noun. The nilgai
BLUE CARD, noun. A proposed EU-wide work permit allowing high-skilled non-EU citizens to work and live in any country within the European Union, excluding Denmark, Ireland and the United Kingdom, which are not subject to the proposal.
BLUE CARD, noun. (AU) (Queensland only) An identity card issued with police approval, stating that the person is of suitable character to work near children and young adults.
BLUE CARDS, noun. Plural of blue card
BLUE CHAMBER, noun. (idiomatic) A forbidden room.
BLUE CHAMBERS, noun. Plural of blue chamber
BLUE CHEESE, noun. A kind of cheese with bluish mold in it.
BLUE CHEESES, noun. Plural of blue cheese
BLUE CHIP, noun. A high value gaming chip.
BLUE CHIP, noun. A stock or other investment that has a high price because of its perceived reliability.
BLUE CIRCLE RATE, noun. A pay that is below average for the same type of work.
BLUE CIRCLE RATES, noun. Plural of blue circle rate
BLUE COD, noun. Parapercis colias, a temperate marine fish of the family Pinguipedidae.
BLUE CODE, noun. Alternative term for blue wall of silence
BLUE CODE OF SILENCE, noun. Alternative term for blue wall of silence
BLUE CODES, noun. Plural of blue code
BLUE CODES OF SILENCE, noun. Plural of blue code of silence
BLUE COHOSH, noun. A perennial American herb (Caulophyllum thalictroides), the root of which is used in medicine.
BLUE COHOSHES, noun. Plural of blue cohosh
BLUE CORN, noun. (North America) A variety of corn with dark bluish grains.
BLUE DAZE, noun. A perennial flowering plant, Evolvulus nuttallianus, with blue petals.
BLUE DAZES, noun. Plural of blue daze
BLUE DEVILS, noun. (idiomatic) low spirits; depression
BLUE DOG, noun. (US) (politics) A member of the Blue Dog Coalition, founded in 1994, of conservative and moderate members of the Democratic Party.
BLUE DOGS, noun. Plural of Blue Dog
BLUE DRAWERS, noun. Duckanoo
BLUE DWARF, noun. (astronomy) a hypothetical class of star developing from a red dwarf.
BLUE ENSIGN, proper noun. Originally, the flag of the Rear Admiral's squadron in the English fleet
BLUE ENSIGN, proper noun. The flag flown by a British naval auxiliary vessel
BLUE EYE COD, noun. A fish, Hyperoglyphe antarctica, found in deep offshore waters off southern Australia.
BLUE FALCON, noun. (US) (military) A bowlderizing or perhaps humorous euphemism for the derogatory term buddy fucker, a supposed comrade whose actions harm his friends, often for his own benefit.
BLUE FALCONS, noun. Plural of blue falcon
BLUE FENUGREEK, noun. Trigonella caerulea, a variety of fenugreek with blue flowers.
BLUE FILM, noun. A pornographic film
BLUE FILMS, noun. Plural of blue film
BLUE FLAG, noun. A quality award given to European beaches, based on cleanliness and water quality.
BLUE FLASH, noun. (meteorology) (astronomy) A very rare phenomenon observed in morning or evening when the sun is crossing or immediately below the horizon, in which a momentary flash of blue light appears above the upper rim of the solar disk, caused by refraction of light in the atmosphere.
BLUE FLASH, noun. (nuclear physics) A phenomenon sometimes observed when a criticality incident occurs in nuclear materials, inducing a discharge of radiation into the environment.
BLUE FLASHES, noun. Plural of blue flash
BLUE FLU, noun. Industrial action taken by members of the police, claiming sickness en masse. a sickout
BLUE FLYER, noun. A female red kangaroo.
BLUE FOX, noun. A variant of arctic fox, grown in captivity because of its bluish grey winter fur.
BLUE FOXES, noun. Plural of blue fox
BLUE FUNK, noun. Nervous depression
BLUE GIANT, noun. (star) a very hot and very luminous star that emits visible light in the blue portion of the spectrum
BLUE GIANTS, noun. Plural of blue giant
BLUE GRASS, noun. Alternative spelling of bluegrass
BLUE GRASS STATE, proper noun. Alternative form of Bluegrass State
BLUE GREEN, noun. A bluish green colour.
BLUE GREEN, adjective. Of a bluish green colour.
BLUE GREENS, noun. Plural of blue green
BLUE GUM, noun. Any of various eucalyptus trees having blueish leaves, especially Eucalyptus globulus. [from 19th c.]
BLUE GUM, noun. (slang) (offensive) A person of sub-Saharan African origin, alluding to the blue coloring around their gumline
BLUE GUMS, noun. Plural of blue gum
BLUE HEELER, noun. (Australia) A blue-coated variety of the Australian Cattle Dog breed.
BLUE HEELER, noun. (Australia) (slang) A police officer; (in plural) the police.
BLUE HEELERS, noun. Plural of blue heeler
BLUE HEN STATE, proper noun. (informal) The state of Delaware.
BLUE HEN-HAWK, noun. The goshawk.
BLUE HILL, proper noun. A small town located in Hancock County in Maine
BLUE HOLE, noun. A submarine cave or sinkhole, a roughly circular, steep-walled depression that is typically anoxic below a certain depth.
BLUE HOLES, noun. Plural of blue hole
BLUE HOOK STAR, noun. (star) a type of helium-burning blue giant star that is hotter than the average star in this stage of their life, due to having a more massive helium core
BLUE HOOK STARS, noun. Plural of blue hook star
BLUE HOUR, noun. The period of twilight each morning and evening where there is neither full daylight nor complete darkness.
BLUE HOURS, noun. Plural of blue hour
BLUE JACK, noun. Copper sulphate
BLUE JAUNDICE, noun. Cyanosis
BLUE JAY, noun. A species of North American jay with blue feathering from the top of its head to midway down its back, Cyanocitta cristata.
BLUE JAY, noun. (baseball) A player on the team Toronto Blue Jays.
BLUE JAYS, noun. Plural of blue jay
BLUE JAYS, proper noun. (baseball) The team Toronto Blue Jays.
BLUE JAYS, proper noun. (baseball) The team Philadelphia Blue Jays, a short-lived and disused name for the Philadelphia Phillies in the 1940s.
BLUE JAYS, proper noun. Sports teams from John Hopkins University.
BLUE JAYS, noun. Plural of Blue Jay
BLUE JEAN, noun. A pair of blue jeans.
BLUE JEAN, noun. Attributive form of blue jeans
BLUE JEANS, noun. A pair of trousers made from denim cotton and dyed dark blue.
BLUE JOHN, noun. (UK) (Derbyshire) A semiprecious mineral, a form of fluorite with bands of a purple-blue or yellowish colour.
BLUE JOHN, noun. (US) Completely skimmed milk, sometimes soured.
BLUE LAW, noun. (legal) A law that prohibits or restricts commercial activity on Sunday.
BLUE LAW, noun. (historical) (legal) Any of the highly restrictive and rigorously enforced laws governing morality and conduct in colonial New England.
BLUE LAWS, noun. Plural of blue law
BLUE LEAD, noun. A dark grey or indigo form of galena, used as a pigment.
BLUE LIGHT, noun. A composition which burns with a brilliant blue flame, used in pyrotechnics and as a night signal at sea, and in military operations.
BLUE LIGHT DISCO, noun. (AU) A disco or similar event run by the police for young people, used as a drug and alcohol-free event and to foster community relations.
BLUE LINE, noun. (ice hockey) Either of the two thick blue lines on the ice that separate an attacking zone or defending zone from the neutral zone.
BLUE LINES, noun. Plural of blue line
BLUE LINK, noun. (Internet) A hyperlink displayed in blue, traditionally indicating that the user has not yet followed the link.
BLUE LINKS, noun. Plural of blue link
BLUE LOTUS, noun. A lily-like aquatic flower growing in Asia and North Africa, Nymphaea caerulea, revered by the Ancient Egyptians.
BLUE LOTUS, noun. Nymphaea nouchali, an aquatic flower native to the Indian subcontinent.
BLUE LOTUS, noun. A perennial aquatic flower native to tropical Asia and Queensland, Australia, Nelumbo nucifera, having attractive flowers and sometimes used in food.
BLUE MASS, noun. (medicine) (historical) A pill of prepared mercury, used as an aperient, etc.
BLUE MAX, noun. (informal) The Pour le Mérit military honour.
BLUE MEANIE, noun. (slang) (derogatory) A police officer.
BLUE MEANIE, noun. (slang) Panaeolus cyanescens, a kind of magic mushroom.
BLUE MEANIES, noun. Plural of blue meanie
BLUE MOON, noun. (rare) The moon tinted towards blue as it appears in the sky, caused by dust or smoke in the atmosphere.
BLUE MOON, noun. An extra full moon that appears in a subdivision of a year, namely:
BLUE MOON, noun. The third full moon in a quarter that contains four rather than the usual three full moons.
BLUE MOON, noun. The second of two full moons that occur in the same calendar month.
BLUE MOON, noun. (idiomatic) (by extension) A long time.
BLUE MOON, noun. A flavor of sweet ice cream that is popular in the Midwestern U.S. and is a component of Superman ice cream.
BLUE MOONS, noun. Plural of blue moon
BLUE MOUNTAINS, proper noun. A mountainous region in New South Wales, Australia.
BLUE MOUNTAINS, proper noun. A small mountain range on Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Canada.
BLUE MOUNTAINS, proper noun. A mountain range located in the northeastern Ituri Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
BLUE MOUNTAINS, proper noun. The longest mountain range in Jamaica.
BLUE MOUNTAINS, proper noun. A range of rugged hills in West Otago, in southern New Zealand.
BLUE MOUNTAINS, proper noun. A mountain range in the northeastern section of the Aïr Massif, Niger.
BLUE MOUNTAINS, proper noun. A mountain range in the western United States, located largely in northeastern Oregon and stretching into southeastern Washington.
BLUE MOVIE, noun. (idiomatic) a pornographic film
BLUE MOVIES, noun. Plural of blue movie
BLUE MUSSEL, noun. A medium-sized edible mussel, Mytilus edulis, found on the North Atlantic coast of North America, Europe, and in other temperate and polar waters around the world.
BLUE MUSSELS, noun. Plural of blue mussel
BLUE NILE, proper noun. One of the two main tributaries of the River Nile, which starts in Lake Tana and flows into the Nile at Khartoum.
BLUE NILE, proper noun. A state in southern Sudan
BLUE NOISE, noun. A signal or process with a frequency spectrum such that the spectral energy density is proportional to the frequency.
BLUE NOTE, noun. (idiomatic) (music) The flatted 5th scale degree in the blues scale, also known as the flat five.
BLUE NOTE, noun. (idiomatic) (music) Any note or notes that produce the characteristic clashes with the underlying harmony associated with blues music. The flatted third, flatted fifth and flatted seventh can all be considered blue notes when played over major or dominant chord progressions, while only the flatted fifth will clash with minor chord progressions.
BLUE NOTES, noun. Plural of blue note
BLUE OINTMENT, noun. Mercurial ointment.
BLUE PETER, noun. (nautical) A blue signal flag with a white rectangle in the centre, signifying "P". When flown alone, indicates that a ship is ready to sail, requiring all crew members and passengers to return on board.
BLUE PIGEON, noun. Any member of the genus Alectroenas of the pigeon family.
BLUE PILL, noun. Blue mass
BLUE PLANET, noun. The planet Earth
BLUE PLATE SPECIAL, noun. Alternative spelling of blue-plate special
BLUE PLATE SPECIALS, noun. Plural of blue plate special
BLUE PRINT, noun. (dated) Alternative spelling of blueprint
BLUE PRINTS, noun. Plural of blue print
BLUE RIBAND, proper noun. (nautical) A trophy for the fastest sea crossing of the Atlantic by a liner.
BLUE RIBBON, noun. The highest honor or prize awarded in some competitions and contests.
BLUE RIBBON, noun. A badge worn or displayed to advocate freedom from online censorship.
BLUE RIBBON, adjective. Very superior in quality, style, or substance.
BLUE RIBBONS, noun. Plural of blue ribbon
BLUE RINSE, noun. A diluted blue hair dye used to reduce the yellowed or translucent appearance of greying hair on older women (because the ability to see the colour blue decreases with age).
BLUE ROOM, noun. In cinema, a room with blue walls in which effects shots are filmed.
BLUE RUIN, noun. (slang) (now archaic) Low-end gin, usually home-made.
BLUE RUIN, noun. Complete and utter ruin, desolation.
BLUE SCALE, noun. (music) A blues scale.
BLUE SCALES, noun. Plural of blue scale
BLUE SCREEN, noun. (film) The filmmaking technique of shooting foreground action against an evenly-lit monochromatic background for the purpose of removing the background from the scene and replacing it with a different image or scene.
BLUE SCREEN, noun. (film) The visual effect resulting from this technique as well as the colored screen itself, especially blue.
BLUE SCREEN, noun. (computing) Short for blue screen of death.
BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH, noun. (computing) an error screen displayed by some operating systems, especially Microsoft Windows, after encountering an unrecoverable error which causes the system to shut down.
BLUE SCREENS, noun. Plural of blue screen
BLUE SCREENS OF DEATH, noun. Plural of blue screen of death
BLUE SHARK, noun. A long blue shark, resembling a great white shark but smaller, of the species Prionace glauca.
BLUE SHARKS, noun. Plural of blue shark
BLUE SKY, adjective. Alternative form of blue-sky
BLUE SKY LAW, noun. (legal) (US) In the United States, a law that regulates the offering and sale of securities to protect the public from fraud, requiring the registration of all securities offerings and sales, as well as of stock brokers and brokerage firms.
BLUE SKY LAWS, noun. Plural of blue sky law
BLUE SPOT, noun. (snooker) The spot on a snooker table where the blue ball is normally placed.
BLUE SPOTS, noun. Plural of blue spot
BLUE STARTER, noun. (astronomy) (meteorology) an upper atmospheric optical phenomena associated with thunderstorms, rapidly expanding disk-shaped regions of luminosity, lasting less than a thousandth of a second, which occur high above energetic cloud-to-ground lightning of positive or negative polarity, reaching to only about 12 miles altitude that occur over regions where large hailstones were falling
BLUE STATE, noun. (idiomatic) (US) A state of the United States voting Democratic in a given election, or tending to vote Democratic in general.
BLUE STATES, noun. Plural of blue state
BLUE STRAGGLER, noun. (astronomy) (star) an unusually hot and blue star in globular clusters
BLUE STRAGGLERS, noun. Plural of blue straggler
BLUE SUPERGIANT, noun. (star) a very large, hot and luminous star; a large blue giant
BLUE SUPERGIANTS, noun. Plural of blue supergiant
BLUE SWIMMER CRAB, noun. An edible crab, Portunus pelagicus, found in inshore waters of southern Queensland, Australia
BLUE TIT, noun. Cyanistes caeruleus, a small bird of the tit family Paridae, with an azure blue crown and dark blue line passing through the eye and encircling the white cheeks to the chin.
BLUE TITS, noun. Plural of blue tit
BLUE VINNEY, noun. A traditional hard, crumbly blue cheese from Dorset, England, made from skimmed cows' milk.
BLUE VINNY, noun. Alternative form of Blue Vinney
BLUE VIOLET, noun. A bluish violet colour.
BLUE VIOLET, noun. Viola sororia
BLUE VIOLET, adjective. Of a bluish violet colour.
BLUE VITRIOL, noun. (obsolete) (chemistry) copper sulfate
BLUE WALL, noun. Alternative form of blue wall of silence
BLUE WALL OF SILENCE, noun. (idiomatic) Strict secretiveness maintained by the members of a police force with respect to information which might be contrary to their interests, especially information concerning questionable police actions.
BLUE WALLS, noun. Plural of blue wall
BLUE WALLS OF SILENCE, noun. Plural of blue wall of silence
BLUE WATER, noun. The open ocean; deep seas.
BLUE WATERS, noun. Plural of blue water
BLUE WHALE, noun. A whale (Balaenoptera musculus), blue in color and the largest known living animal.
BLUE WHALES, noun. Plural of blue whale
BLUE WHITING, noun. Micromesistius poutassou, a fish of the cod family.
BLUE WILDEBEEST, noun. A large ungulate mammal of the bovid family and one of two species of wildebeest, Connochaetes taurinus.
BLUE WOOD SEDGE, noun. Carex glaucodea, native to North America.
BLUE WREN, noun. Any of various species of fairywren the male of which acquires blue adult or breeding plumage.
BLUE WRENS, noun. Plural of blue wren
BLUE, noun. Blue color or pigment; resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime; "he had eyes of bright blue".
BLUE, noun. Blue clothing; "she was wearing blue".
BLUE, noun. Any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are blue; "the Union army was a vast blue".
BLUE, noun. The sky as viewed during daylight; "he shot an arrow into the blue".
BLUE, noun. Used to whiten laundry or hair or give it a bluish tinge.
BLUE, noun. The sodium salt of amobarbital that is used as a barbiturate; used as a sedative and a hypnotic.
BLUE, noun. Any of numerous small butterflies of the family Lycaenidae.
BLUE, verb. Turn blue.
BLUE, adjective. Of the color intermediate between green and violet; having a color similar to that of a clear unclouded sky; "October's bright blue weather"- Helen Hunt Jackson; "a blue flame"; "blue haze of tobacco smoke".
BLUE, adjective. Used to signify the Union forces in the American Civil War (who wore blue uniforms); "a ragged blue line".
BLUE, adjective. Filled with melancholy and despondency ; "gloomy at the thought of what he had to face"; "gloomy predictions"; "a gloomy silence"; "took a grim view of the economy"; "the darkening mood"; "lonely and blue in a strange city"; "depressed by the loss of his job"; "a dispirited and resigned expression on her face"; "downcast after his defeat"; "feeling discouraged and downhearted".
BLUE, adjective. Characterized by profanity or cursing; "foul-mouthed and blasphemous"; "blue language"; "profane words".
BLUE, adjective. Suggestive of sexual impropriety; "a blue movie"; "blue jokes"; "he skips asterisks and gives you the gamy details"; "a juicy scandal"; "a naughty wink"; "naughty words"; "racy anecdotes"; "a risque story"; "spicy gossip".
BLUE, adjective. Belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy; "an aristocratic family"; "aristocratic Bostonians"; "aristocratic government"; "a blue family"; "blue blood"; "the blue-blooded aristocracy"; "of gentle blood"; "patrician landholders of the American South"; "aristocratic bearing"; "aristocratic features"; "patrician tastes".
BLUE, adjective. Morally rigorous and strict; "the puritan work ethic"; "puritanic distaste for alcohol"; "she was anything but puritanical in her behavior".
BLUE, adjective. Causing dejection; "a blue day"; "the dark days of the war"; "a week of rainy depressing weather"; "a disconsolate winter landscape"; "the first dismal dispiriting days of November"; "a dark gloomy day"; "grim rainy weather".
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.