What is another word for discoloured?

Pronunciation: [dɪskˈʌləd] (IPA)

Discoloured is defined as something that has lost its original color or has changed to an undesirable hue. Some synonyms for this word include stained, tainted, faded, dulled, tarnished, and yellowed. When something is stained, it has been marked with a non-removable mark or discoloration. Tainted can refer to something that has been contaminated or defiled. Faded means that something has lost its brightness or intense color. Dulled implies that something has lost its shine or luster. Tarnished is used to describe something that has lost its original shine and is now dull or discolored. Yellowed describes something that has become yellow in color or has taken on an unsightly hue.

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Usage examples for Discoloured

Sitting watching her, now that her face was no longer flushed and animated in conversation, I noticed it looked white and tired, and all round the eyes were faint, discoloured shades.
"To-morrow?"
Victoria Cross
The coin is somewhat discoloured, and has probably been some years in the stone, though it cannot be very old.
"The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries"
W. Y. Evans Wentz
The papers were not old nor discoloured by time, although the dust had settled upon them pretty thickly.
"A Vanished Hand"
Sarah Doudney

Famous quotes with Discoloured

  • I looked, and saw that Bob had entirely lost his left ear, and a large piece from his left cheek. His right eye was a little discoloured, and the blood flowed profusely from his wounds.
    Augustus Baldwin Longstreet
  • To virgin minds, which yet their native whiteness hold, Not yet discoloured with the love of gold (That jaundice of the soul, Which makes it look so gilded and so foul)
    Abraham Cowley

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