- 1. blue, blueness, chromatic color, chromatic colour, spectral color, spectral colour
- usage: blue color or pigment; resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime; "he had eyes of bright blue"
- 2. blue, clothing, article of clothing, vesture, wear, wearable, habiliment
- usage: blue clothing; "she was wearing blue"
- 3. blue, organization, organisation
- usage: any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are blue; "the Union army was a vast blue"
- 4. blue sky, blue, blue air, wild blue yonder, sky
- usage: the sky as viewed during daylight; "he shot an arrow into the blue"
- 5. bluing, blueing, blue, dye, dyestuff
- usage: used to whiten laundry or hair or give it a bluish tinge
- 6. amobarbital sodium, blue, blue angel, blue devil, Amytal, amobarbital
- usage: the sodium salt of amobarbital that is used as a barbiturate; used as a sedative and a hypnotic
- 7. blue, lycaenid, lycaenid butterfly
- usage: any of numerous small butterflies of the family Lycaenidae
- 1. blue, discolor, discolour, colour, color
- usage: turn blue
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- 1. blue, bluish, blueish, chromatic (vs. achromatic)
- usage: 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"
- 2. blue, northern (vs. southern)
- usage: used to signify the Union forces in the American Civil War (who wore blue uniforms); "a ragged blue line"
- 3. gloomy, grim, blue, depressed, dispirited, down(predicate), downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, low, low-spirited, dejected (vs. elated)
- usage: 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"
- 4. blasphemous, blue, profane, dirty (vs. clean)
- usage: characterized by profanity or cursing; "foul-mouthed and blasphemous"; "blue language"; "profane words"
- 5. blue, gamy, gamey, juicy, naughty, racy, risque, spicy, sexy (vs. unsexy)
- usage: 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"
- 6. aristocratic, aristocratical, blue, blue-blooded, gentle, patrician, noble (vs. lowborn)
- usage: 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"
- 7. blue(prenominal), puritanic, puritanical, nonindulgent (vs. indulgent), strict
- usage: morally rigorous and strict; "the puritan work ethic"; "puritanic distaste for alcohol"; "she was anything but puritanical in her behavior"
- 8. blue, dark, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, gloomy, grim, sorry, drab, drear, dreary, depressing (vs. cheerful), cheerless, uncheerful
- usage: 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"
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