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I - noun
1. blue color or pigment;
resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime (Freq. 9)
- he had eyes of bright blue
Derivationally related forms:
blue (for: blueness)
chromatic color, chromatic colour, spectral color, spectral colour
azure, cerulean, sapphire, lazuline, sky-blue,
powder blue, steel blue, Prussian blue, dark blue, navy, navy blue,
greenish blue, aqua, aquamarine, turquoise, cobalt blue, peacock blue,
purplish blue, royal blue, ultramarine
2. blue clothing (Freq. 9)
- she was wearing blue
clothing, article of clothing, vesture, wear, wearable, habiliment
3. any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are blue (Freq. 3)
- the Union army was a vast blue
organization, organisation
Union Army
4. the sky as viewed during daylight (Freq. 1)
- he shot an arrow into the blue
blue sky, blue air, wild blue yonder
5. used to whiten laundry or hair or give it a bluish tinge
bluing, blueing
dye, dyestuff
6. the sodium salt of amobarbital that is used as a barbiturate;
used as a sedative and a hypnotic
amobarbital sodium, blue angel, blue devil, Amytal
7. any of numerous small butterflies of the family Lycaenidae
lycaenid, lycaenid butterfly
Member Holonyms:
Lycaena, genus Lycaena

II - verb
turn blue
Derivationally related forms:
discolor, discolour, colour, color
Verb Frames:
- Something ----s

III - adjective
1. of the color intermediate between green and violet;
having a color similar to that of a clear unclouded sky (Freq. 48)
- "October's bright blue weather"- Helen Hunt Jackson
- a blue flame
- blue haze of tobacco smoke
bluish, blueish
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2. used to signify the Union forces in the American Civil War (who wore blue uniforms) (Freq. 13)
- a ragged blue line
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3. filled with melancholy and despondency (Freq. 1)
- 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
gloomy, grim, depressed, dispirited, down,
downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, low, low-spirited
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Derivationally related forms:
lowness (for: low), downheartedness (for: downhearted), dispiritedness (for: dispirited), gloominess (for: gloomy), low-spiritedness (for: low-spirited)
4. characterized by profanity or cursing (Freq. 1)
- foul-mouthed and blasphemous
- blue language
- profane words
blasphemous, profane
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Derivationally related forms:
profaneness (for: profane), profanity (for: profane), blasphemy (for: blasphemous)
5. 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
gamy, gamey, juicy, naughty, racy,
risque, spicy
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spiciness (for: spicy), raciness (for: racy), gaminess (for: gamy)
6. 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
aristocratic, aristocratical, blue-blooded, gentle, patrician
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patrician (for: patrician), gentility (for: gentle), aristocrat (for: aristocratical), aristocracy (for: aristocratic)
7. morally rigorous and strict
- the puritan work ethic
- puritanic distaste for alcohol
- she was anything but puritanical in her behavior
puritanic, puritanical
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nonindulgent, strict
Derivationally related forms:
puritan (for: puritanical), Puritanism (for: puritanical), puritan (for: puritanic)
8. 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
dark, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, gloomy,
grim, sorry, drab, drear, dreary
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depressing, cheerless, uncheerful
Derivationally related forms:
dreariness (for: dreary)

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