grey - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    between black and white in colour. If something is similar to this colour, you can say that it is a greyish colour

    He wore a dark grey suit.

    The water was a greyish-green.

  2. 2
    if someone goes or turns grey, their hair starts to become white

    She seems to have gone grey very quickly.

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  3. 3
    if someone’s face is grey, they look pale, because they are ill, weak, or shocked
    grey with:

    His face was grey with pain.

  4. 4
    used for describing the weather or the light when it is not very bright, because there is a lot of cloud

    In London it was a grey November day.

    The rain stopped and the grey skies began to clear.

  5. 5

    the drab grey tedium of his life

  6. 6
    not clear and therefore not easy to deal with
  7. 7
    [only before noun] used for describing issues that affect old people

    the grey vote

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