2. vivid, graphic, striking, impressive; vibrant, gay, bright, dynamic, inspirited, animated.
3. (all of people) eccentric, quaint, droll, flaky, offbeat, odd, Inf. quirky, Sl. balmy.
colorless, adj. 1. hueless, toneless, uncolored, achromatic, achromous; drab, dreary, flat, mat, dingy, lusterless, lackluster, Scot. and North Eng. blae; bleached, blanched, washed-out, etiolated.
2. pallid, pale, pale-faced, anemic, sickly; waxen, sallow, wan, pasty, ashen, livid, ghostly.
3. dull, uninspired, spiritless, lifeless, dead, torpid, U.S. Sl. blah; boring, uninteresting, dry, dry-as-dust, Inf. ho-hum; weak, lukewarm, tepid; insipid, vapid, inane, empty, hollow; wooden, stiff, stodgy, stuffy.
colossal, adj. 1. gigantic, monstrous, mammoth, gargantuan, titanic, Brobdingnagian, Cyclopean, An-taean; huge, vast, immense, massive, massy, ponderous; monumental, enormous, mountainous, magnitudi-nous; elephantine, dinosaurian, dinotherian, mega-therine, jumbo.
2. herculean, mighty, powerful, strapping, strong; tall, towering, lofty, alpine, skyscraping.
3. tremendous, stupendous, extravagant, spectacular, wonderful. Inf. super, Inf. super-duper; prodigious, awe-inspiring, awful, terrible, commanding, imposing, overwhelming, overpowering, staggering; extreme, extraordinary, exceptional, inordinate, exorbitant, exceeding.
colossus, n. 1. giant, titan, Gargantua, Goliath, Antaeus, giantess, Amazon; Hercules, Samson, Atlas, muscle man, Tarzan, Superman, man mountain; Cyclops, Polyphemus.
2. monster, behemoth, leviathan, whale, hippopotamus, elephant; dinothere, dinosaur, megalosaur, stegosaur, mammoth, megathere.
3. mountain, skyscraper, tower, monument; prodigy, wonder, marvel.
colt, n. 1. foal, yearling, weanling, young horse.
2. youngster, shaveling, Inf. shaver, lad, Chiefly Scot. laddie, boy, youth, chap, Inf. kid; imp, rascal, brat, bantling, urchin; adolescent, Contemptuous. whelp, hobbledehoy, whippersnapper, jackanapes; scion, stripling, sprig, chip off the old block.
3. novice, beginner, neophyte, tyro, amateur, rookie, greenhorn, tenderfoot, newcomer; learner, apprentice, initiate, trainee, catechumen; fledgling, gosling, cub.
coltish, adj. 1. playful, playsome, frivolous, jocular, jocose, roguish, prankish, mischievous; frolicsome, rompish, rollicksome, frisky; sportive, gamboling, lively, spirited, animated, skittish, feeling one's oats; perky, jaunty, debonair, lighthearted, blithe, blithesome; elated, ebullient, jubilant, mirthful, cheerful, Inf. chipper, merry, jocund, jolly; sunny, sparkling, breezy.
2. unruly, ungovernable, uncontrollable, intractable, indocile; wild, untamed, unbroken, undisciplined,
column, n. 1. pillar, upright support, caryatid, atlas, telamon; columna caelata, pilaster, colonnade, peristyle; post, shaft, pier, pole, pylon; standard, stalagnite, spine, cylinder; Naut. mast, spar.
2. obelisk, monolith, pagoda; turret, minaret, tower, steeple, campanile, bell tower; totem pole.
3. (all vertical) list, row, line; queue, file, string, train, progression, formation.
4. editorial, commentary, essay, article; by-line article; syndicated column.
columnist, n. editorial writer, editorialist, editor, writer, analyst; correspondent, reporter, reviewer, critic; journalist, newsman, newswoman, gentleman or woman of the press, gentleman or woman of the Fourth Estate.