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off-color

off-col·or

off-color

 
pronunciation:
awf kuh lr
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: not of the standard or required color.
similar words:
discolored, faded, garish, grayed, nonstandard, off, off-key, wrong, yellowed
definition 2: improper or in poor taste, esp. of humor or innuendo dealing with sex.
synonyms:
bawdy, blue, dirty, racy, risqué, suggestive
similar words:
earthy, improper, indecent, indecorous, indelicate, lewd, naughty, obscene, salacious, salty, scabrous, smutty, unseemly
definition 3: of unhealthy complexion; looking ill or downcast.
synonyms:
green, peaked, wan, washed-out
similar words:
ashen, downcast, draggy, drained, ill, jaundiced, out of sorts, pale, run-down, sickly, unwell, weak
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