colour blind

(in AM, use color-blind)
1) ADJ: usu v-link ADJ Someone who is colour blind cannot see the difference between colours, especially between red and green.

Sixteen times as many men are colour blind as women.

Derived words:
colour-blindness N-UNCOUNT

What exactly is colour-blindness and how do you find out if you have it?

2) ADJ A colour blind system or organization does not treat people differently according to their race or nationality.

...the introduction of more colour blind anti-poverty programmes...

He said he wanted a color-blind government where everybody's treated the same.


English dictionary. 2008.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • colour-blind — adj BrE color blind AmE 1.) unable to see the difference between all or some colours 2.) treating people from different races equally and fairly ▪ The law should be colour blind. >colour blindness n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • colour blind — (Brit.) adj. cannot see colours properly, incapable of distinguishing one or more multicolored colours (also color blind) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • colour-blind — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ unable to distinguish certain colours. DERIVATIVES colour blindness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • colour-blind — BrE color blind AmE adjective 1 unable to see the difference between all or some colours 2 treating people from different races equally and fairly: The law should be colour blind. colour blindness noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • colour-blind — adjective 1. unable to distinguish one or more chromatic colors • Syn: ↑color blind • Similar to: ↑blind, ↑unsighted • Derivationally related forms: ↑color blindness, ↑color blindness ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • colour-blind — UK / US adjective 1) medical unable to see the difference between some colours, especially red and green, because of a medical condition 2) not treating people in a different way because of their race or colour Derived word: colour blindness noun …   English dictionary

  • colour-blind — adjective a) Of a person or animal, unable to distinguish between two or more primary colours (usually red and green). b) Of a person who hold no prejudice based on skin colour, or of a process which precludes racial prejudice …   Wiktionary

  • colour blind — adjective a) Of a person or animal, unable to distinguish between two or more primary colours (usually red and green). b) Of a person who hold no prejudice based on skin colour, or of a process which precludes racial prejudice …   Wiktionary

  • colour-blind — adjective unable to distinguish certain colours. Derivatives colour blindness noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • ˈcolour-ˌblind — adj unable to see the difference between some colours, especially red and green ˈcolour ˌblindness noun [U] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.