What is the opposite of green?

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Adjective
Opposite of covered with grass or other vegetation
“He manages to escape the barren planet, commandeers a starship, and seeks to exact his revenge on Kirk.”
Adjective
Opposite of of the color between blue and yellow in the spectrum
“Can the players wearing nongreen please take their positions in the marked squares?”
Adjective
(figuratively, of people) Opposite of having a naive or unsuspecting nature
“These kinds of horror stories might scare kids, but they're unlikely to scare worldly adults.”
Adjective
(figuratively, of people) Opposite of lacking in experience
“Only our most experienced pilots were allowed to fly this new airplane at the time.”
Adjective
Opposite of pale and sick-looking
“The door was opened by a comely young woman with ruddy cheeks and a bright, kind eye that promised conversation.”
Adjective
Opposite of feeling nauseous or sick
“I am feeling well after a severe bout of gastro yesterday.”
Adjective
(figuratively) Opposite of referring to practices or policies that do not negatively affect the environment
“Hay's main concern, in the light of an antigreen backlash, is that homocentric democracy is insufficient for the achievement of the ecocentric goals of the green movement.”
Adjective
(of a person) Opposite of concerned with, or supporting, the protection of the environment as a political principle
“Plenty of nongreen party members attended the conference and one in ten were vegans.”
Adjective
Opposite of full of life and vigor
“After a successful operation, she was discharged and went home, but naturally, she was in a debilitated state.”
Adjective
Opposite of fresh in one's memory
“He had a vague recollection of hitting the water and being dragged under by the weight of his clothing.”
Adjective
(of certain fruits) Opposite of not ripe
“Mother advised me to use ripe mangoes when making desserts.”
Adjective
(dated, of food items) Opposite of fresh or uncooked
“I was at the charcuterie yesterday to buy a few slices of jambon de Bayonne, an air-dried cured ham from the French Basque country.”
Adjective
(green with envy) Opposite of overcome with envy
“He feared no criticism and was unenvious of the fame of rivals.”
Adjective
(of wood or lumber) Opposite of freshly cut and not dried
“So, every night, they collected a pile of dry wood, ready to be set afire as soon as the morning star appeared.”
Adjective
Opposite of excessively ready to believe things
“He plays a shrewd businessman who buys struggling companies, then breaks them up and sells the pieces.”
Adjective
Opposite of having a naive or unsuspecting nature
Adjective
Opposite of that does not damage the environment
“We must encourage the continued reduction of the use of ecologically unfriendly energy for the benefit of future generations.”
Adjective
Opposite of capable of being decomposed by biological activity, especially by microorganisms
Adjective
Opposite of not having been cooked, or undercooked
“Don't reuse the marinade from raw meat or poultry on cooked food unless it's boiled first to destroy any harmful bacteria.”
Adjective
Opposite of lacking in knowledge or education
“I'm an educated fool with money on my mind.”
Adjective
(of food or farming methods) Opposite of produced or involving production without the use of chemicals
“With new paints, dyes, and synthetic fabrics, bright bold color was avidly adopted in all aspects of design.”
Adjective
Opposite of awkward, clumsy or socially inept
Adjective
Opposite of in the early part of growth or life
“The teenager gave up his seat for the old man on the bus.”
Adjective
Opposite of feeling or showing envy
Adjective
Opposite of associated with country life
Adjective
Opposite of naive or innocent as a child would be
Adjective
Opposite of environmentally friendly
“Generating power through the use of fossil fuels is both unsustainable and environmentally damaging.”
Adjective
Opposite of inedible
Adjective
Opposite of not familiar with or used to
Adjective
Opposite of having an urge to vomit
“Strangely, I feel fine after that weird concoction.”
Adjective
Opposite of executed with a minimum of skill or ability
“Using advanced techniques in forensic science, the Met's crack squad of experts gets under the skin of some tough cold cases to discover the truth.”
Adjective
Opposite of growing luxuriantly or profusely
Noun
Opposite of green foliage or vegetation
“The relative sparseness of settlements, and the use of wood as opposed to stone, was a common feature of the region.”
Noun
(Britain) Opposite of a piece of public grassy land, especially in the center of a village
“I watched on with the other mothers as their children played on the concrete and wondered why they hadn't taken their games to the softer surfaces nearby.”
Noun
(usually in plural form "greens") Opposite of green vegetables
“His go-to meal is any protein plus a healthy side of mash potato.”
Noun
(politics, usually Green) Opposite of a member or supporter of an environmentalist group or party
“A journalist puts up a fight against an industrialist who is dumping chemical waste near a school.”
Noun
Opposite of the total of one's wealth and possessions
“That year, the family had hit rock bottom, in debt and living off of their credit cards.”
Noun
Opposite of a large area of land, typically abundant with greenery
Noun
Opposite of the leaves of plants
Noun
(slang) Opposite of money or cash
Noun
(bills) Opposite of money or cash
Noun
Opposite of an area of open land, especially one planted with crops or pasture
Noun
Opposite of money, especially in the form of small beads made from polished shells
Noun
Opposite of money in coins or notes, as distinct from cheques, money orders, or credit
Noun
(bucks) Opposite of money, currency or cash, in general
“He was able to exchange all the vouchers he had accumulated throughout the year for supermarket goods.”
Noun
Opposite of material wealth
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